Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre

The centre supports the implementation of equity priorities, policies and practices in government schools.

The Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre is located in western Sydney. It provides access to a wide range of contemporary equity resources and conference facilities. The centre is available for department staff, teachers from community language schools, pre-service teachers at university and lecturers.

The equity resource library

The library’s collection has over 45,000 resources including multi-media classroom resources, teaching and learning resources, and professional development materials.

Library staff may recommend materials and advise how to use them in the classroom.  Library resources support student learning in a variety of ways:

ResourcesKits
  • multicultural education
  • literacy and numeracy
  • Aboriginal education
  • connected learning
  • student engagement and retention
  • bilingual and community languages.
  • class sets of literary texts
  • preschool kits
  • new arrivals kits
  • reconciliation kits
  • cultural artefacts kits
  • Stage 6 Aboriginal studies kits.

Additional information about the library and its resources include:

Conference facilities

The centre has a conference room and meeting room for professional learning activities.

The conference room accommodates up to 60 people in theatre style or 42 in cabaret style, and can be partitioned into 2 smaller rooms.  The meeting room fits up to 10 people. Contact the centre to make a booking.

Facilities include:

  • interactive whiteboards
  • video conferencing
  • wireless internet

Further details about the conference and meeting room facilities is available in the conference information fact sheet (506 KB).

Further information

For more information about the centre and its resources, contact:

Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre
Mimika Avenue
Whalan  NSW 2770

Phone: 02 8808 1177
Fax: 02 8808 1171
Email: equityresourcelibrary@det.nsw.edu.au
Website: henryparkes.softlinkhosting.com.au

Opening hours

The opening hours of the centre are:
Monday to Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday to Friday: 9am-3pm

Please note: the centre is closed the first week of term 1, 2 and 3 of the NSW public school holidays.

See the website for December and January opening hours.

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