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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Easter Book Hunt

Written on March 26, 2019 at 12:58 pm, by

Join us in the iCentre in Week 10 for our Easter Book Hunt and the chance to win prizes including Easter eggs and badges! During Week 10: Ask at the iCentre circulation desk for the ‘Easter Book Hunt’ clues. Complete the answers during break 1 or 2 that day. Return it to the circulation desk. […]

Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Written on March 26, 2019 at 8:22 am, by

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have a deeper understanding of the material. Read more about this in the following Scientific American […]

Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Written on March 26, 2019 at 7:58 am, by

The Dog with Seven Names by Dianne Wolfer is a tender and heart-warming story about a dog, the runt of the litter, her many owners and her adventures during a time of war. This novel will appeal to our younger readers, especially those who like historical fiction and stories about dogs. It has also been […]

Referencing @ Mt A

Written on March 18, 2019 at 10:53 am, by

It’s timely at this time of the term to remind teachers and students that they can use the information below about Referencing @MtA as well as our iCentre Tutorials with instructions of how to use CiteMaker, to support their research assignments. APA:  APA referencing requires both in-text referencing and a Reference List at the conclusion […]

Meet Our New Team Member

Written on March 18, 2019 at 9:23 am, by

It is with great pleasure that we introduce Donna Miller who has recently joined our team as our new Library Assistant. Donna has joined our team and has taken on the mid-day to afternoon shift on the circulation desk. Donna has a background in IT, customer service and teaching. We met Donna when she joined […]

YA Book of the Week

Written on March 18, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

From Karen McManus, the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us is Lying, comes another YA must-read thriller and murder mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page! Graphic Book Review Slider image: public domain

Finding Credible Information in the ‘Fake News’ Environment

Written on March 11, 2019 at 2:17 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 our digital environment and the era of  ‘fake news’,  it is essential for students to develop the critical literacy skills needed to navigate the information landscape. To help students with this issue, we provide […]

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Written on March 11, 2019 at 9:55 am, by

Friday 8th March saw the students from Mt Alvernia College, together with their mother or significant women in their lives, attending the College’s annual literary breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day. The morning was enjoyed by all, and Fleur Ferris, our guest speaker, held the audience captive as she talked about her wildly popular […]

Book of the Week

Written on March 11, 2019 at 9:10 am, by

A Song Only I Can Hear by award-winning author Barry Jonsberg is a beautifully moving comedy-drama coming of age story. It is one of the first novels to deal with LGBTQ themes and issues for younger teens and middle years’ readers. Both humorous and poignant, it has powerful messages about being true to oneself and […]

Book of the Week

Written on March 4, 2019 at 12:36 pm, by

Zenobia by Morten Durr and Lars Horneman is a powerful, heart-breaking graphic novel about a young Syrian refugee fleeing her war-ravaged country. Boarding an overcrowded boat, this all-too-real story for readers of all ages will stay with you long after you have finished reading it and would be an ideal discussion starter for students embarking […]

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