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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Breakfast Bookchat and Christmas Crack!

Written on November 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm, 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. We look forward to continuing in 2020 and would […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm, by

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume is a delightful YA novel that will have you both laughing and crying and is a perfect read for those who loved Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. Written in diary form, it follows the story of Maisie Martin’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Our graphic book review draws […]

Author Event

Written on November 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm, by

On Monday night, the 2020 Year 7 Mt Alvernians joined us in the iCentre for a Campfire and Author Event. The students attending this event had the opportunity to listen to award-winning author and illustrator Peter Carnavas discuss reading, writing, illustrating, and the power of creativity. How lucky are we to have had such a […]

Save the Date!

Written on November 19, 2019 at 11:31 am, by

We are very excited to be hosting author Heather Morris for our International Women’s Day Breakfast in 2020 on Friday, March 6. Heather is the internationally bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018) and Cilka’s Journey (2019) and listening to her recent book talk at Riverbend Books, you realise she is passionate about stories of […]

ABC Social Media Series

Written on November 19, 2019 at 10:53 am, by

We recommend the ABC series Social Media Me to help students understand and navigate the social media world they live in. The series follows the experiences of characters in an unfolding fictitious dramatisation focusing on identity, self-esteem and ethical behaviour in social media and real-world relationships. Both series 1 and 2 are available on Clickview […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 17, 2019 at 6:28 pm, by

Wai Chim describes The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling as ‘a contemporary YA novel set in Sydney that explores the difficulties, frustrations and emotional roller coaster that comes with having a parent with mental illness.’  Readers will love the main character and be challenged to walk a mile in her shoes to experience what […]

Anzac 360

Written on November 10, 2019 at 10:12 pm, by

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. Remembrance Day is an occasion to commemorate and remember all Australians who have died as a result of war. An app called Anzac 360 uses virtual reality technology, stunning 360-degree drone footage, and interactive videos to take […]

Book Launch and Book of the Week

Written on November 10, 2019 at 9:22 pm, by

Our latest Read Like a Girl event, where Riverbend Books in conjunction with Mt Alvernia College launched Lynette Noni’s new novel Weapon, was a huge success! Photos from the night can be accessed via the Photo Gallery on our website. Weapon is the heart-stopping conclusion to Whisper which is an absolute favourite with our students. […]

Welcome Campfire

Written on November 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm, by

On Monday 25 November, the 2020 Year 7 Mt Alvernians are invited to join us in the iCentre for a Campfire and Author Event. We are very excited that students attending this event will have the opportunity to listen to award-winning author and illustrator Peter Carnavas discuss reading, writing, illustrating, and the power of creativity. […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 5, 2019 at 6:09 pm, by

Dear Sweet Pea is the first middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy. It is a delightful story about a 13-year-old girl and her emotional journey as she navigates her family’s changing shape after her parents announce they are getting a divorce. It has already been optioned by the Disney Channel, and […]

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