How can I volunteer in the iCentre?
We welcome volunteers in the iCentre. Please click here to complete a volunteer.
What are the opening hours?
Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm Francis and Clare Study – Years 7, 8, 9, 10 Tuesday – Thursday 3:15pm – 4:30pm Senior Study – Years 11 & 12 Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 5.30pm
What are the Homework/Study Groups and how do I apply to join?
Afternoon Homework and Study Groups – Mount Alvernia College
This service is a wonderful opportunity for students to work on their homework or assessment tasks in a supervised and collaborative environment. Students are required to sign an attendance record when they commence their study and on completion. They are encouraged to use their time effectively and access available staff to assist them with time management skills and developing successful study habits.
The Study Skills Handbook is a useful resource for students wishing to get the most from their time in study groups.
Francis School: Junior Study
Junior Study is available to all students in Years 7 and 8 on Tuesday to Thursday afternoons 3.15 – 4.30 pm. Junior Study takes place in the SEAC Centre (Student Enrichment and Advancement Centre) and is facilitated by teachers. Year 8 Study Groups will be offered on Thursday afternoons in the SEAC centre and attendance is via invitation.
The following procedures are in place to join and participate in Junior Study:
Students collect a permission slip from the SEAC (Student Enrichment and Advancement Centre) office or download from the following link: Junior Study Letter.
Each year the above form must be completed and returned to the SEAC and the girl’s name is added to the Junior Study roll.
If a student is unable to attend one of her nominated days, we ask that the school is notified. Any permanent changes to nominated days will require another form to be completed. Any session that a student attends requires her to sign in when commencing and sign out when leaving.
Clare School Study Groups
Students in Year 9 and Year 10 are invited to attend Study Group sessions. These sessions take place in the iCentre on Tuesday afternoons 3.15 pm – 4.45 pm. These sessions are facilitated by teachers.
Elizabeth Hayes School Study Groups
Students in Year 11 and Year 12 are expected to attend a minimum of two Study Group sessions. These sessions take place in the iCentre on Tuesday afternoons 3.15 pm – 5.15 pm. These sessions are facilitated by teachers.
iCentre Quiet Study: Elizabeth Hayes & Clare School
Students in Year 9 – 12 are welcome to work on homework or study in the iCentre on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The iCentre has two learning spaces designated for this. The Hive is available for students who are working in collaborative groups. The Academy is available for students conducting individual, silent study. These sessions are monitored by iCentre staff.
Where can I park if I am visiting?
The Contact the iCentre page provides the college address and parking details.
Who can borrow and what am I allowed to borrow?
Who can borrow? Borrowing of resources is available to all members of the Mount Alvernia community to support their teaching, learning and recreational needs. Available resources The iCentre offers a variety of resources and formats, including books, DVDs, magazines and multimedia devices such as iPads, and iPod touches. Students also have the opportunity to borrow eBooks and audiobooks should they so wish. We also have a number of non-fiction eBooks in our collection to assist student research which can be accessed via the OPAC. Loan periods Generally, items are available on a fourteen day cycle, except for equipment where the loan period may vary. Returns Borrowers are asked to consider others when borrowing and using resources, and take responsibility for returning them at the appropriate time so they are readily available for other members of our community. Failure to do so causes great inconvenience.
How can I give my daughter permission to borrow Senior Fiction?
A parental note in your student planner is required. iCentre staff record this on your borrowing profile.
Where can I get information on cybersafety?
We have a number of resources under the Digital Citizenship on this website.