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Holiday Reads for Students

Written on June 25, 2019 at 3:11 pm, by

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading. We recommend that you put any of this term’s Book of the Week recommendations on your reading list to borrow in whatever format you prefer – book, ebook or audio – depending on availability. You won’t be disappointed. For more inspiration, see the iCentre […]

Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Written on June 25, 2019 at 2:51 pm, by

We’ve got your holiday reading sorted with our list of recommendations!  Take a look at the new titles we have been sharing with our Staff and Parent Bookchatters this semester. We’re sure there’s something for everyone here. Happy Reading!

Book Launch for Fantasy Lovers

Written on June 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm, by

If you loved The Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kawaga you won’t want to miss the launch of Soul of the Sword, the second book in The Shadow of the Fox series. Held at Riverbend Books, Bulimba, this is a must for all our fantasy lovers. We hope to see you there! Book Launch […]

Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Written on June 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm, 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

Written on June 10, 2019 at 12:17 pm, by

Turia Pitt has written The Good Selfie: Tips and Tools for Teens To Nail Life for teenagers. It offers tips, tools and practical advice in an accessible style that can be dipped into when needed. It is a collection of answers to the questions most teens ask her, and chapters and accompanying web link resources […]

Resources to Support Parenting Digital Age Kids

Written on June 4, 2019 at 3:41 pm, by

Raising kids in a digital age where they are surrounded by a tsunami of screens causes concern for most parents. Managing their screen time and digital dependence, cyber safety issues, and the addictive nature of apps, gaming and software leave many parents bewildered and in need of well-researched guidance. We recommend the following resources for […]

Book of the Week

Written on June 3, 2019 at 10:37 am, by

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte is a fast-paced murder mystery set in a fantastical world of Quadrants where females reign supreme. The plot twists and turns, and the mystery keeps the reader guessing till the very end! Ms Gagen highly recommends this fantasy read for Yr 9 students in particular. (Teachers’ notes available here.) […]

Parent Breakfast Bookchat

Written on June 3, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

What a wonderful morning we had to share great reads with our breakfast bookchatters! Meeting once a term, members from our parent community join us for tea, coffee, reading recommendations and lively discussions on what we’ve been reading, viewing and listening to since we last met. What better way to start the day than with […]

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