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Paris Museums Give Access to Artworks

Written on February 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm, by

It is exciting news to hear that Paris Museums have put 100,000 images online for unrestricted public use. Paris Musées announced yesterday that it is now offering 100,000 digital reproductions of artworks in the city’s museums as Open Access — free of charge and without restrictions — via its Collections portal. Paris Musées is a public […]

Read the Book, See the Movie

Written on February 24, 2020 at 12:29 pm, by

The Call of the Wild by Jack London was published in 1903 and is partly based on the author’s true-life experiences in the Yukon. Set in Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, this is an adventure story of a spoilt, kidnapped California ranch dog named Buck, his transformation into an Alaskan sled dog, and […]

Book of the Week

Written on February 24, 2020 at 11:26 am, by

A New Kind of Every Thing by Richard Yaxley is a YA novel that simmers with tension and challenging themes but which delivers a powerful and moving story about navigating the challenges and traumas of growing up and of making choices that ultimately make us who we are. We highly recommend this novel for readers […]

Read the Book, See the Movie

Written on February 17, 2020 at 8:51 am, by

In 2019, a new film version of Little Women has been released and is getting rave reviews. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film brings to life the iconic story of the March family and their lives and struggles during the American Civil War. Originally published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel is […]

The Squiz Kids News Podcast for Kids

Written on February 17, 2020 at 8:46 am, by

Teachers and parents wanting to discuss what’s going on in the world with young children will be interested in The Squiz Kids – a news podcast designed particularly for 8 – 12-year-olds. It’s such an important skill that our kids become critical consumers of media and presenting them with credible, reliable sources of information and […]

Book of the Week

Written on February 17, 2020 at 8:36 am, by

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is a futuristic space adventure and page-turning thriller that explores the themes of courage, teamwork, and perseverance.  This is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy by the award-winning authors of The Illuminae Files, and will leave readers breathless and eager for the release […]

International Women’s Day Literary Breakfast

Written on February 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm, by

It is with great pleasure that we invite students and friends of Mount Alvernia College, together with their mothers or significant women in their lives, to attend a literary breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year we are very excited that Heather Morris will join us as the keynote speaker at our International […]

Queensland School Library Week 2020

Written on February 9, 2020 at 2:01 pm, by

This week is Queensland School Library Week and the theme for the week is School Libraries Build 20/20 Vision.  This theme invites us to look to the past, celebrate the present and create a vision for the future of Queensland School Libraries. Remember the difference that your school library has made in the lives of […]

Safer Internet Day

Written on February 9, 2020 at 10:38 am, by

On Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 11 February, millions of people around the world unite to raise awareness about online safety issues and inspire positive change.  This year it is organised around the theme “Together for a better internet”, encouraging everyone to come together and play their part for a safer internet.     The Office […]

International Women’s Day Literary Breakfast

Written on February 9, 2020 at 9:25 am, by

It is with great pleasure that we invite students and friends of Mount Alvernia College, together with their mothers or significant women in their lives, to attend a literary breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year we are very excited that Heather Morris will join us as the keynote speaker at our International […]

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