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Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Written on September 17, 2019 at 10:27 am, by

We’ve got your holiday reading sorted with our list of recommendations and Pinterest board suggestions!  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. Check out the iCentre Pinterest boards curated especially for our readers to get inspiration […]

Holiday Reads for Students

Written on September 17, 2019 at 10:17 am, 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 […]

Book of the Week

Written on September 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm, by

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important novel as it gives a voice to sufferers that is not often heard and it […]

Book of the Week

Written on September 10, 2019 at 11:06 am, by

It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood is a tender, funny coming of age novel about first love and the awkwardness of teen romance. Winner of the 2018 Text Prize, it has a relatable voice and laugh out loud humour which makes it a perfect read for Yr 9+ readers. Teaching notes are […]

2019 Inky Awards

Written on September 10, 2019 at 10:39 am, by

The Inky judges award the best YA books as voted for by teens for teens. Two prizes are awarded annually – the Gold Inky to an Australian book and the Silver Inky to an international book. Congratulations go to Lynette Noni for winning the Gold Inky for her novel Whisper, and to Holly Black for […]

Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Written on September 9, 2019 at 9:08 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

Written on September 3, 2019 at 12:19 pm, by

Detention is a new middle-grade novel by Tristan Bancks, author of Two Wolves and The Fall and the guest author for our recent Read Like a Girl With Your Dad event. It’s fast-paced and suspenseful and packs a punch as it challenges readers to question how they think about asylum seekers. The novel is highly recommended […]

Read Like a Girl Literacy Week Festival

Written on September 3, 2019 at 10:59 am, by

Our Literacy Week celebrations in the iCentre were a huge success and enjoyed by both students and teachers alike. Photos of the student and staff party are now available in the Photo Gallery on the website. We had lots of activities during the week including: A student and staff party on Wednesday A full day […]

2019 Mount A: Book in a Day

Written on September 3, 2019 at 9:52 am, by

The inaugural Mount A: Book in a Day in 2018 was such a success, that we ran the same activity in Literacy Week this year. We asked year 8 and 9 English teachers to nominate students; these girls were then invited to participate. In total we had 27 students take part and they formed 7 […]

Study Tips for Students: Overcoming Procrastination

Written on September 2, 2019 at 8:53 am, by

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? You mean to start work on an assignment, but you just keep putting it off until it ends up being a mad rush the night before it is due. The Overcoming Procrastination unit at www.studyskillshandbook.com.au (located on the iCentre website) looks at the reasons why students procrastinate and what techniques […]

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