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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Everything I’ve Never Said

Written on November 26, 2018 at 8:55 am, by

This week we welcome author Samantha Wheeler to our iCentre Campfire and Author event where we introduce the 2019 Yr 7 students to our literature promotion program and share reading recommendations for everyone. Her novel, Everything I’ve Never Said,  is a highly recommended middle-grade novel. It is a tender first-hand account of a young girl living with Rett […]

Book of the Month

Written on November 26, 2018 at 8:08 am, by

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will fall in love with the characters, shed a tear for the story, and marvel at […]

Showcasing Jemma’s Genius Hour Project

Written on November 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm, by

This week we are showcasing the wonderful project Jemma Barber has been working on for Genius Hour. Sunshine Box Care Packages: Bringing Sunshine to Kids in Shelters Jemma loves to help others and is concerned about children who survive domestic violence situations.  So, after discussions with her Mum, Jemma decided that care packages for young […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on November 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm, by

Wildcard by Marie Lu is the much-anticipated sequel to the extremely popular Warcross and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s another addictive, fast-paced, sci-fi, cyberpunk virtual reality thriller that will have you hooked to the very last page while also prompting you to think about ethical issues inherent in the use of future technologies. Get ready to be immersed  […]

Conrad Challenge

Written on November 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm, by

Three students in Year 9 have embarked on a journey to the Kennedy Space Centre by participating in the Conrad Challenge for 2018/2019. The Conrad Challenge is open to students all around the world, aged 13 to 18. The competition consists of three rounds, with the third round hosted by the Kennedy Space Centre and […]

Genius Hour Project

Written on November 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm, by

The iCentre is proud to partner with Year 7 student Sofia Poy for her Genius Hour project. She has created Matilda’s Book Club– to help you feel comforted with books. We suggest you explore her online book club, take note of the reading recommendations, contribute reviews and short stories to help the site grow and […]

Read the Book, See the Movie

Written on November 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm, by

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a funny, feel-good YA novel and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read the book before 7th December when it will be released as a Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald, with a Dolly Parton soundtrack.   Graphic Book Review  

Finding Credible Information in the ‘Fake News’ Environment

Written on November 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm, by

Students are bombarded with information from the internet, but how do they discern trustworthy sources from those less credible or even false? In the video below,  Commonsense Media suggests practical advice that will have students fact-checking their sources like a professional. In our digital environment and the era of  ‘fake news’,  it is essential for students […]

STEM-A-Con Wrap-up

Written on November 5, 2018 at 10:22 am, by

Article author: Ms Krystal Gagen-Spriggs On Friday 26 October, select students of Mount Alvernia were invited to a sleepover in the iCentre called STEM-A-Con. The event was modelled off the Geek-A-Thon event hosted last year, but with a slight difference. Students were invited if they had shown an interested in STEM classes and activities throughout the year. […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on November 5, 2018 at 10:06 am, by

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with diverse characters. Graphic Book Review   Slider image: public domain

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