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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Word Stories: A Vodcast all about Language

Written on November 23, 2020 at 10:24 am, by

Episode 2: Quarantina This vodcast is the brainchild of the lovely Annalisa Dichiara who is the Italian Languages teacher here at Mount Alvernia College. The purpose of this vodcast is to share a love of language with students, staff and the broader Mount Alvernia Community.   Welcome to Episode 2 of our Word Stories Vodcast. […]

What’s Happening at your Local Library these Holidays?

Written on November 23, 2020 at 10:10 am, by

Article by Melissa Riley End of term is upon us and the summer holidays are almost here. The iCentre space might not be available during the holidays, but there are lots of opportunities to engage with your local library over the break. If you’re after some space to relax with friends, Chermside library has some […]

Christmas Holiday Reads for Students

Written on November 23, 2020 at 9:07 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 November 16, 2020 at 9:57 am, by

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai, is a picture book for readers of all ages. It is a fable with a lesson about climate change and standing up for what you believe in at its heart.  Readers are encouraged to think about the preciousness and fragility of the world […]

Word Stories: A Vodcast all about Language

Written on November 12, 2020 at 9:48 am, by

Episode 1: Ciao This vodcast is the brainchild of the lovely Annalisa Dichiara who is the Italian Languages teacher here at Mount Alvernia College. The purpose of this vodcast is to share a love of language with students, staff and the broader Mount Alvernia Community. In episode 1, we talk about greetings.  Specifically, Annalisa tells […]

It’s Naidoc Week 2020

Written on November 10, 2020 at 10:56 am, by

This week, Australia celebrates Naidoc Week for 2020.  NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. The theme for this year is Always Was, Always Will Be – […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm, by

If you’re looking for a great YA summer romance to read in the coming holidays, then grab a copy of Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett.  Set in a small, historic New England harbour town, the chemistry between Joise and Lucky is ‘swoon-worthy’ and the coming of age story entertaining and charming. This read will send […]

Study Tips to Improve Your Memory

Written on November 2, 2020 at 11:57 am, by

Our brains are wired to forget. There is no such thing as a BAD memory – just an UNTRAINED memory! The reason why many students do not retain what they are learning is that the way they study only gets the information as far as their short term memory, and then before long, it is […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 2, 2020 at 11:01 am, by

Strap yourself in for the breakneck ride through the pages of The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson where seven strangers are trapped on a deadly bus trip and no-one has any autobiographical memory! It has been erased. These characters are pushed to breaking point by participating in thought experiments where ethical and moral questions must […]

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