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Author Visit

Written on July 29, 2019 at 11:16 am, by

Our Year 10 English students were thrilled to have a visit from YA author A.J. Betts. She is such a favourite with our readers as she is the author of the wildly popular Zac and Mia among other great reads. After talking to the whole group about the writing process, she also spent time with […]

Read Like a Girl With Your Dad

Written on July 29, 2019 at 10:46 am, by

What a fantastic night we had when our girls and their dads joined Tristan Banks and the iCentre staff for this popular annual event! As Tristan later mused on Instagram: “Girls reading with Dads creates connection, empathy, discussion and enjoyment. They all read my book The Fall and came along to chat with me about […]

Book of the Week

Written on July 29, 2019 at 10:24 am, by

The Rest of the Story, by New York Times best-selling author Sarah Dessen, is a coming of age story about a girl who spends the summer on a journey of self-discovery. By reconnecting with her mother’s family, Emma is able to fill in the blanks and learn ‘the rest of the story’. She also falls […]

NCACL Diversity Database

Written on July 22, 2019 at 3:07 pm, by

A new database, the NCACL Diversity Database, aims to highlight diverse children’s literature making it easier for teachers, parents and readers to find these books. By reading such books, it makes students more culturally aware and the classroom more inclusive. Users of the database can search for key concepts, including cultural identity, traditions, migration, and […]

QCAA Pinterest Boards

Written on July 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

Did you know QCAA has Pinterest boards that are a valuable resource for both teachers and students? They cover year levels from Kindergarten to Yr 12 and support teaching and learning across a wide variety of subject areas. Click on the link below and start exploring. QCAA Pinterest Boards Remember you can also visit the […]

Book of the Week

Written on July 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm, by

Toffee by Sarah Crossan is a thought-provoking and moving YA verse novel that tells the story of a teenager who runs away from an abusive home and befriends an elderly woman. It is character-driven and will appeal to readers who love poetry and the verse novel genre. Graphic Book Review Slider image: public domain

The Hunting

Written on July 16, 2019 at 2:04 pm, by

The Hunting is a four-part mini series that is due to be screened on SBS on 1 August and we highly recommend it to teachers and parents. It deals with confronting issues about teenage relationships, sex and consent as a result of a nude photo scandal, and the consequences of this on four teens, their […]

Principal’s Reading Challenge

Written on July 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm, by

The Principal’s Reading Challenge is an inter-house reading competition taking place this term between weeks 2 – 6. Home Room students are encouraged to record the amount of time they have spent reading throughout each week. Every Friday, a tally will be made of the combined Home Room reading times. We are looking for the […]

Book of the Week

Written on July 16, 2019 at 12:41 pm, by

Making Friends with Alice Dyson is a sweet, tender story about friendship, first love and discovering who you really are. Set during the roller coaster ride of Year 12, it explores themes of self-discovery and identity, and is the perfect YA read for those who love stories about relationships and romance. Graphic Book Review Slider […]

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