The Library at Rutherford Technology High School has had a major renovation!
Our library has lots of learning spaces and the staff at happy to assist with any questions students may have. Throughout the day the library is a hub of activity including playing hosts to staff meetings, study periods for Year 11 & Year 12, classes taking advantage of the many areas with technology and search for books, the use of computers and audio visual area.
The library is open to students during first and second break and is looked after by Teacher-Librarian: Ms Tania Abbott.
Tech Tables - these tables are designed for students to complete collaborative learning tasks, sharing content from their devices with others on the TV screens and enables peers to provide quality feedback to one another. This learning zone is ideal for the delivery of class presentations and group work.
Computer Pods - there are thirty computers which enables classes to access learning material via quality Websites. Students are able to conduct group and independent research to enrich their course knowledge and IT skills.
Study Central - this group area of whiteboard top tables allow groups of students to gather to work collaboratively. This area is suitable for a number of learning opportunities.
Study Booths - these funky retro learning booths are ideal for senior study time. The benches allow groups of students to discuss work and complete work in small groups.
The Campfire - this vibrant work space is perfect for maximum student choice and engagement. It is ideal for small classes and targeted discussions.
The Think Tank - this quiet room is designed for independent or small group learning. The tech table allows a single group of students access to a TV screen that will connect with their devices so work can be shared with peers. The lounge and lap-top table enable several students to work independently in a comfortable and quiet zone. This room provides a silent atmosphere for maximum concentration and engagement in learning activities.
Break-out Room - this zone houses the Library Fiction collection. The butterfly lounge and the bean bag arm chairs offer students a variety of seating to enjoy reading a good book. The variety of sensory boards provide tactile opportunities for students and are a great tool when down time is needed.
Gaming Station - this zone has been created to offer students the opportunity to play games at first or second break in a social context. A PS4 and X-Box is available, upon request, along with a variety of games which are appropriate for secondary school age students.