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Resource Centre

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8am – 4pm

The Resource Centre also referred to as the RC, is a centre for innovation and excellence in Teaching and Learning and is an integral part of the busy daily life of all of our school community. Physically placed in the heart of the College campus, the Resource Centre welcomes and accommodates a variety of student needs.

What is the RC?

Whether it is solitary study, working collaboratively on group tasks, gathering resources or taking time out with a good book, the Resource Centre has a space with your needs in mind. We encourage a learning- centred focus during the school day and during after school opening hours. During break times we recognise students’ need to unwind and destress. For this reason, playing cards, Uno, chess and puzzles are made available.

Our Virtual Reality incursions

Virtual Reality incursions complement all areas of study and they are a highly engaging way for our students to virtually travel all over the world to help bring to life their studies. From Year 12 Psychology students studying the brain and neuroscience to a field trip to Ancient Egypt’s pyramids, our students are excited and engaged by this technology. Escape Rooms are another innovative learning tool utilised to further our student’s problem-solving and collaborative skills.

Books and resources

From an extensive non-fiction collection to full-text research databases, the Resource Centre provides an extensive range of print and electronic resources. Users can also borrow ebooks and audiobooks for educational purposes and recreational reading.

Support for students

The College is blessed with dedicated staff that provides additional support to our students through the Homework Heroes initiative. This runs after school Monday through Thursday from 3-4 pm. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of Maths tutorials on a Monday afternoon when Maths teachers are available in the RC for small group tutoring.

Workshops for students

Through dedicated workshops, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse information efficiently and effectively so that they may become independent lifelong learners. Students work with Teacher Librarians to develop skills to critically evaluate the data available to them in the information-rich world they live in, to construct new understandings and insights. Our online referencing generator is freely available to use so that all students research and acknowledge their sources in an ethically.

SFX boasts a strong reading culture and dedicates regular lesson time to visits to the Resource Centre. Teacher Librarians work closely with students to select quality and engaging literature to nurture student’s love of reading. The Reading Lounge is a comfortable space for students to get ‘lost’ in a book.

The Resource Centre is a changing and dynamic place, at the forefront of the information age, aiming to foster in our students the skills and desire for lifelong learning.

COLLEGE OFFICE

The College reception is open from 8.15am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

02 6258 1055
school.office@sfx.act.edu.au

STREET ADDRESS
Barnard Circuit
Florey ACT 2615
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 3248 BC
Belconnen ACT 2617
STUDENT OFFICE

The student office is open from 8.15am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term.

studentoffice@sfx.act.edu.au

ENROLMENTS

Contact the Enrolment Officer for any questions regarding enrolment at St Francis Xavier College.

enrolments@sfx.act.edu.au

We acknowledge that we are living, leading and learning on Ngunnawal Land.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in our community and pay respects to Elders past and present.

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