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FUEL Girl Shaped Flames

Written on February 26, 2018 at 9:24 pm, by

FUEL Girl Shaped Flames is a highly recommended initiative for teen girls that has been set up in Brisbane by founder Tanya Meessmann.  She believes that every girl has a fire in her belly, and that FUEL can help fan the flame to #skillup teen girls in areas such as resilience, leadership, managing stress, business […]

A ‘wundrous’ Book of the Week for the Middle Years

Written on February 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm, by

Step boldy and read this ‘wundrous’ new novel for the Middle Years. The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is a an imaginative, quirky, charming, magical fantasy novel for Harry Potter fans. It’s an absolute treat to read and is a stunning introduction to the new and exciting Nevermoor series.   Graphic Book Review  

YA Book of the Week

Written on February 26, 2018 at 7:52 pm, by

Our YA Book of the Week is All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis.  It is the chilling story of a nightmarish dystopian future where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked once a person turns 15 years old. ‘Sorry’ costs $10.00 and screams are $0.99 per second. Rather than pay to speak, […]

Tech Tip of the Week

Written on February 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm, by

Students can use DesignEvo, a free online logo maker, to create professional logos in seconds. This would be useful for students doing Certificate III in IDMT and Certificate III in Business, and for all students to create professional logos for their social media accounts and business enterprises. Its main features include: 3000+ professionally designed templates […]

A Magical Adventure Story for Middle Years’ Readers

Written on February 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm, by

Our Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers is the highly original  magical adventure story The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty. This whimsically illustrated tale of elves, spellbinders, water sprites, extraordinary aunts and a young girl on a journey will delight both our younger readers…and the young at heart.  Highly […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on February 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm, by

The Harper Effect, by Sunshine Coast based author Taryn Bashford, is a coming-of-age novel and tennis romance. The author is passionate about teenage girls seeing themselves in a wide range of representations in fiction, and she uses sport as her example. In the novel, Harper grows into a successful and strong sportswoman, and shows readers, especially girls, that through dreaming […]

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Written on February 12, 2018 at 11:42 am, by

Please join us on Thursday, March 8th at 6.45 am for our #RLaG International Women’s Day Breakfast.  This year our theme will focus on sporting stories to inspire all girls, and our guest speaker will be  Taryn Bashford, author of The Harper Effect,  blogger, and creator of Project Awesome, a campaign to address the seemingly universal […]

Book of the Week for Video Game Lovers

Written on February 12, 2018 at 10:57 am, by

Warcross by Marie Liu is a fast-paced, sci-fi, cyberpunk virtual reality thriller where readers are immersed in a video game with the characters.  Dealing with computer hacking and the ethical limits of technology, it has both romance and suspense and ends with a cliff hanger!  This novel will send you looking for other Marie Liu […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on February 12, 2018 at 10:24 am, by

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus is an addictive read for YA lovers of the thriller genre.  Set in an American school, five students attend detention where one of the students dies a perplexing death and the other four find themselves under investigation for murder.  Are the secrets Simon was going to publish […]

Safer Internet Day 2018

Written on February 4, 2018 at 8:49 pm, by

“This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The 2018 theme, “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” is a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular, the youngest users out there. More than that, it […]

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