The HUB can be a very lively sector of the school. This is where students and teachers can come for lessons, borrow books and resources, get class sets of textbooks for a lesson or to hire out text books for themselves and get IT support.
Morning tea and lunch times are constantly busy with students coming in to work on assignments or do some research. In addition to this we get many requests from teachers and students concerning IT problems as this is where the school’s IT Technician is based.
The HUB staff are as follows:
HOD of eLearning/IT
Mr Adam Quirk
Library Teacher Aide
Mrs Angie Watt
Text Hire Administrator
Mrs Laurel Stewart
Mr Geoff Donahoo
We can accommodate up to three classes in The HUB at any one time during the day, sometimes even more! There are many computers for class use in our two class areas in The HUB, Research 1 and Research 2. Research 2 is also an AV room which can be used for presentations, screenings or meetings. Every lesson from Monday through to Thursday we have Independent students from Years 11 and 12 doing their studies as well.
Our opening times are 7.45 am through to 3.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am through to 3.00 pm on Friday, the “Earning and Learning” day for our senior students.
Any students wishing to use computers any day after school can come and negotiate this with the staff. We are very open to students needing to use our facilities after hours if they require it.
Resources and equipment
There is a wide range of resources and equipment available for borrowing from The HUB. Library resources include an extensive amount of Fiction, Senior Fiction and Non-fiction books to borrow and Reference books to peruse. Our school’s Text books are housed in The HUB. Students that enter the Resource Hire Scheme come to collect their textbooks from here.
The equipment we have available for hire includes Digital, SLR and Video cameras to use for classes or assignments, tripods and laptops for presentations. All these items need to be booked in our Equipment Bookings folder located at the front desk of The HUB well in advance, so they will be ready for use when required. We also have other items for hire including extension cords and power boards, AV and USB cables and USB’s for short term use.
Students must always bring their ID CARDS to school every day to print their work and to borrow anything from The HUB.