Learning Centres

The Learning Centres at John Paul College offer students much more than a physical, resource rich space. The spaces and furniture are flexible and adaptive, encouraging collaborative, active learning.

We believe in exciting and challenging thinking, offering resources and support for a wide range of learners, their inquiry and literary topics. Our collection is developed to reflect global perspectives and the mother tongue languages of our students. Our Learning Centres are busy, active spaces catering for not only the learning needs of our students but providing social spaces where students gather to talk, to play, to read – to discover the many possibilities the spaces can offer.

The Noelene Munns Learning Centre (for Kindergarten to Year 9) and Gorman Learning Commons (Years 10 – 12) house a comprehensive collection of resources, including curriculum specific fiction and non-fiction resources, recreational reading, class sets, on-line resources and audio-visual materials, staff reference as well as laminating, printing and scanning facilities. These spaces are designed to be active, adaptable learning spaces, and to provide different experiences to those available to students in their classrooms.

These Learning Centres have a significant impact on learning outcomes because they are supervised by library media specialists who work collaboratively with teachers, to help all students develop a love of reading, become skilled users of ideas and information, and explore the world of print and electronic media resources.