Rua Resource Centre News

Access to online Learning Resources – now available 24/7.

The Learning Resources are all the physical resources we look up through the catalogue as well as educational online resources that offer research and curriculum support and are designed for secondary school students and teachers for homework, study, assignments, debating, speeches etc.  – at any time of the day or night.

All these resources are now available 24/7 from HOME (and other locations) or school at the convenient starting point from our Rua Resource Centre – Home Page. If you are at home, simply log into the intranet, SIMON from the college website.
Click here for more information.

Book Club

The Rua Reader’s Club is in full swing every Tuesday in the Rua Resource Centre.

This term we are reading and discussing Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel The Giver, which is now also a movie. The boys have found it interesting to discover the differences in the movie as compared to the text and also discovered there are three little known sequels to this novel.

We are also discovering the authors of teen literature who will be at the Reading Matters conference at the Centre for Youth Literature in Term 2 and we look forward to taking a group of students to attend workshops with authors and illustrators.

Wide Reading

The Year 7 and 8 classes are enjoying and benefitting from wide reading classes in the Rua Resource Centre and the boys continue to enjoy their input into suggesting new and upcoming books to add to our diverse fiction collection.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

Shortly we will again be offering all Year 7 & 8 students the fun and challenge of The Premiers’ Reading Challenge – stay tuned for the information and consent forms in the mail.

“Reading plays a critical role in literacy development and future educational success. It expands our minds and inspires us to discover the exciting new adventures waiting among the pages of a good book”.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria.  Opening Address for The Premiers’ Reading Challenge, 2015

Mrs Joyce Sendeckyj
Head of Information Services