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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Literacy Week 2017

Written on August 25, 2017 at 5:54 pm, by

This year the iCentre team decided to base our theme for Literacy Week on Goodnight Stories for Rebels Girls, and we dubbed our theme: “Amazing Women – in Life and Literature”. It was a week of great energy and fun and we celebrated amazing women and mighty girls who are great role models for our students.

Book Series of the Week

Written on August 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm, by

Over the Christmas holidays I read the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, and I fell in love with writing style and main character Juliette. The series itself goes in a direction I never would have picked and it only made me love it even more. Ms Gagen reviews the series

Book of the Year Winners Announced

Written on August 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm, by

The 2017 Book of the Year winners, Honour books and Crichton winner have been announced as part of Book Week celebrations around Australia. The entries are judged, among other things, on their literary quality. The awards are aimed at promoting literature and literacy in each state and we encourage our students to explore the titles […]

Breakfast Bookchat

Written on August 16, 2017 at 10:35 am, by

   Recent fiction releases for adult, young adult and middle school readers    The 10 most popular titles borrowed by readers at Mt Alvernia College Recommended podcasts for listeners of all ages 2017 Read Harder Challenge Download the PDF of reading tasks and explore the links for book suggestions

Literacy & Numeracy Week ‘Living Book’

Written on August 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm, by

Our guest speaker for this year’s Literacy and Numeracy Week is Mojgan Shamsalipoor.  Mojgan is speaking to students and staff as a ‘Living Book’ on Wednesday 23rd August . The Living Book or Living Library movement started in Denmark. Living Books (people) are borrowed instead of books, to tell a story about their life, their hobbies or […]


Written on August 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm, by

#TeamGirls is a great new initiative which aims to nurture our young girls to become confident women. It originated as a response to the following research : Our Suncorp Australian Youth and Confidence 2017 Research Report revealed that young Australian girls believe the key to achieving self-confidence is supportive friends and family, however things like social media […]

Social Media Readiness

Written on August 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm, by

Do you think you are ready to handle the world of social media?  Do your parents think you are old enough and have enough resilience and level of maturity to enjoy and benefit from this exciting new aspect of living in a digital world and not be impacted by the negative experiences that most certainly […]

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