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Staff Picks for Holiday Reads

Written on June 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm, by

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on reading and work through the pile of books on the bedside table.  Here’s what some of our staff recommend you read during the break.  You might like to add them to your holiday reading list. Mrs Stower’s Recommendations   Ms Gagen’s Recommendations   Mrs Lester’s Recommendations […]

Holiday Reads for Students

Written on June 19, 2020 at 12:35 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 […]

Book Care Packages for Parents

Written on June 8, 2020 at 10:37 am, by

Due to COVID regulations, the Queensland Government is discouraging parents from being on-campus.  Sadly, this meant that we were not able to have our Parent Book Chat Breakfast this term. Our book chats consist of an expert-led book talk about great new reads published in Australia and internationally.  They are usually followed by lively discussions […]

Referencing & CiteMaker Update

Written on June 8, 2020 at 10:05 am, by

The referencing style used at Mount Alvernia College is APA referencing. Recently, APA has updated to the 7th edition involving several style changes.  Teacher Librarians will be working with teaching staff and classes to inform our researchers about the changes to referencing. Our referencing tool, CiteMaker, has similarly had an update. An instructional video is […]

Book of the Week

Written on June 8, 2020 at 9:40 am, by

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein is a thrilling YA mystery that will hook teen readers from the very first sentence. It’s a page-turner with clues, twists and red herrings that will keep readers on the edge of their seat and guessing until the very end. In Year 9 & 10 English classrooms, Deep Water would […]

Read the Book, Listen to the Playlist

Written on June 1, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

Students and staff alike have been loving a new book called When it Drops by Alex Dyson.  One of the students pointed out to us that there is a Spotify playlist to accompany the book. This made us wonder if other books have playlists and we discovered that many do.  You can investigate some of […]

Protect Your Personal Information Online

Written on June 1, 2020 at 11:52 am, by

Taking steps to protect your personal information online will make the internet a safer place for everyone. “As caretakers and educators who keep track of technology trends, we are reminded constantly that kids are tracked every second of every minute they spend online. From kids’ searches, views, and locations to their voices, an immense amount […]

Book of the Week

Written on June 1, 2020 at 10:59 am, by

In Young Dark Emu: A Truer History, Bruce Pasco challenges younger readers to see a different version of how Australia was before British colonisation. Some of the themes explored in the book are contested but by reading and engaging with the text, including numerous historical sources, students are encouraged to reach their own conclusions regarding Indigenous […]

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