Padua College is served by three library resource centres. The primary objective of Padua College libraries is to support the information needs of all levels of the College, particularly those demands that arise out of its various teaching programs. Our teacher librarians support students and teachers in developing information and digital fluency skills as part of the curriculum. We also foster a lifelong love of reading and learning through programs with all students in Years 7 – 10. All Libraries have areas dedicated to reading, researching individual work, all within an open plan environment. Our inter-campus loan system gives extensive access to resources for library users. At each Library there is a comprehensive and well-appointed Audio Visual facility.
8:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday (Mornington and Rosebud)
8:30am – 3:25pm Monday to Friday (Tyabb)
The Mary MacKillop Resource Centre, Mornington (Years 7-12) is located at the heart of the school. It opens onto the Main Quadrangle which is a central meeting place in the school, encircled by garden beds and protected by shade sails. The Library is a well-appointed and dynamic space which is always well utilised. It includes a Seminar Room which is available for presentations by students, video viewing and group discussion work and meeting area.
The Rosebud Campus Library (Years 7-10) is designed in keeping with the rest of the school. Surrounded by native vegetation, it is a pleasant, homestead-style building which is conducive to study.
The Library at the Tyabb Campus (Years 7-10) complements the newest campus in the Padua Community with state of the art facilities designed to support teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Teaching program to include research and information skills and use of the ICT.
Computers: for Internet searching*, Newspaper and Magazine Indexes, World Book Encyclopaedia, Magazines
Fiction collection which is constantly evolving
Extensive collection of eBooks and audio books
Inter-campus loan system
Reference section – including encyclopaedias, atlas, dictionaries, yearbooks
Photocopying & printing assistance
Individual research assistance
Digital equipment borrowing including cameras
The option to request purchase of resources
* Students must complete the ‘Acceptable use of Technology’ Agreement before accessing the Internet
Curriculum and teacher reference materials
Comprehensive and up to date AV resources
DVD selection and accompanying material
Clickview and Campfire subscription access to film and video libraries.
Professional Development materials
Specialist colour photocopying
Literature Clubs offer students in Years 7-10 the opportunity to further their reading experiences and share the company and comments of other students, authors, publishers and reviewers. The groups meet each fortnight in the Library under the direction of the teacher-librarians, aiming to:
- promote extension work in English literature
- help balance the reading of books with learning technologies
- provide enrichment activities that cannot be offered in class time
- offer an experience that at the present time cannot be offered to the avid reader in class time
Literature Clubs’ Activities
- Discussion of novels and literary reviews
- Meeting authors, publishers, reviewers
- Book buying
- Author visits
- Attending literature festivals
- Participating in literature seminars