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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Research: Let Us Help You

Written on October 26, 2020 at 11:35 am, by

If you are in the process of completing a research task, don’t forget that the iCentre team are here to help. Regardless of what subject you are researching, here are some of the ways that we can assist:   Getting started – developing research questions to guide your inquiry.   Finding primary and secondary sources […]

Book of the Week

Written on October 26, 2020 at 11:05 am, by

Diary of a Young Naturalist by 15-year-old Dara McAnulty has recently been awarded the 2020 Wainwright Prize for nature writing. It is an extraordinary book about a boy with autism and his intense connection to the natural world. It has been described as a book set to break the mould of modern nature writing, and […]

CBCA Book of the Year Winners 

Written on October 19, 2020 at 12:32 pm, by

 In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children’s books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.  Last week, the 2020 Book of the Year winners were announced. We congratulate all the authors and illustrators who were shortlisted and winners of these […]

Dealing with Misinformation

Written on October 19, 2020 at 11:29 am, by

FAKE NEWS is a serious issue in our modern world and it’s getting harder to separate fact from fiction. The News Literacy Project has been established to assist people to separate facts from fiction, rumors, and information that have been published with the purpose of misleading audiences.    We encourage students, teachers, and parents to […]

Book of the Week

Written on October 19, 2020 at 10:44 am, by

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff is a languid coming of age read about a family and a life-changing summer. It’s a story about growing up and having relationships, and about the life lessons one learns along the way. The writing is lyrical, evocative and very readable and older teens and adults will enjoy it […]

Winner of the Book Cover Redesign Competition

Written on October 13, 2020 at 9:29 am, by

Students from Mount Alvernia College were recently invited to redesign a book cover.  This could be the cover from their favourite book or a book they thought deserved a better cover than the existing one. The calibre of the entries was extremely high, and it was a difficult competition to judge.  A competition, however, requires […]

Access to NEWSPAPERS at Mt Alvernia College

Written on October 13, 2020 at 8:45 am, by

Attention students We have a new way of accessing Australian newspaper articles at Mt A. This subscription allows you to access today’s articles and back issues from twelve of the country’s newspapers through the Mount Alvernia College iCentre in FIVE easy steps. The newspapers available include The Courier Mail, The Australian, The Advertiser, Daily Telegraph, […]

Book of the Week

Written on October 12, 2020 at 12:59 pm, by

Flowers in the Gutter: the true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, teenagers who resisted the Nazis is the true story of the teenage Edelweiss Pirates and the efforts of these young anti-Nazi activists who not only resisted but fought passionately against nationalism and prejudices in time of fascist violence in Nazi Germany. Thoroughly researched and making […]

Book of the Week

Written on October 6, 2020 at 7:52 am, by

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore is a tender, own voices story about a girl who has a magical view of the world and her search for identity.  The reader accompanies Dylan on her journey, both physical and emotional, to a sense of who she is.  It deals with big issues, including race, and […]

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