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Holiday Reads for Students

Written on March 29, 2021 at 1:18 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 […]

The Power of Feedback 

Written on March 22, 2021 at 11:27 am, by

Students at Mount Alvernia College have recently completed a time of high assessment and will soon be seeing their exam and assignment results. Educators believe that receiving feedback is one of the most powerful methods of improving results.  What is feedback?  Feedback is just information – usually, your teacher will tell you where you went well (your […]

Book of the Week

Written on March 22, 2021 at 9:00 am, by

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough is a funny, heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel that tells a story about discovering who you are and finding love.  A stunning debut novel, it is funny, honest and beautifully written. Lonesborough is a young Yuin man and his Own-Voices story is rich in themes to discuss […]

Assignments: Sometimes the Hardest Part is Getting Started 

Written on March 15, 2021 at 1:06 pm, by

Sometimes we put off starting an assignment straight away.  This can be called procrastination, avoidance or writer’s block.  However, it really helps if you do start working on a task from the beginning.   These four tips provide the why and the how you can start working on your assignment immediately:  GET YOUR BRAIN THINKING ABOUT THE TOPIC […]

Read eBooks With Ease – the New Dyslexia & Comfort Setting 

Written on March 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm, by

Reading an eBook has been made even more user-friendly with the new Read with Ease Settings Wizard. Created with learning challenges in mind, this new setting is useful for readers with dyslexia or anyone who wants more control over the display options when reading eBooks.  You can now access the eBooks reader setting wizard to […]

Read Like a Girl International Women’s Day Breakfast 2021

Written on March 15, 2021 at 11:46 am, by

A wonderful morning was held by all on Monday at the Read Like a Girl International Women’s Day Breakfast.  The weather behaved beautifully, and the rooftop garden was a resplendent venue under the autumn Queensland sun. Photographs of the morning can be found in the Photo Gallery on this site.  Guests were treated to a lovely […]

Book of the Week

Written on March 8, 2021 at 9:55 pm, by

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney is a YA psychological thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Set in 1982, it is about two teenagers who are recruited by the FBI (at a time when they were using innovative and experimental methods to understand serial killers) to […]

Women’s History Month 

Written on March 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm, by

March is Women’s History Month and we are in the mood to celebrate some amazing women and everything they’ve accomplished!   We encourage students at Mount Alvernia to broaden their knowledge of amazing women by exploring some of the following resources offered by the iCentre:  Displays  The iCentre will feature some wonderful displays this month about women […]

Introducing Our New Team Member – Ms Davis

Written on March 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm, by

 We are excited to welcome Ms Marissa Davis to the iCentre Team.  Marissa will join us as a Library Assistant.  She will work on the circulation desk and her experience in marketing is going to value-add to our wonderful physical and digital displays.  3 facts about Ms. Davis  She is a past pupil of Mount […]

Book of the Week

Written on March 1, 2021 at 11:21 am, by

Catch Me If I Fall by Barry Jonsberg is a thoughtful read for middle-grade students and most suited to the 10 – 14 year age group. Set in a dystopian Australian future, the novel prompts students to think about issues such as climate change, global warming, sustainability and food security, as well as ethical considerations […]

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