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Holiday Reads for Students

Written on June 22, 2021 at 8:07 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 […]

Interschool Reader’s Cup 2021

Written on June 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm, by

Reader’s Cup is a fun competition conducted each year by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Queensland Branch.  It involves reading assorted books then answering questions about the books at an evening event.  Reader’s Cup challenges students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. It allows readers […]

Book of the Week

Written on June 15, 2021 at 7:19 pm, by

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss is a story that everyone should read. It raises awareness of First Nations’ perspectives on the early days of white settlement and introduces the reader to the Wiradyuri language. Based on true events, it’s a story of romance, enduring love of Country, and an epic depiction of First People’s lives […]

Student Arts Prize 2021

Written on June 8, 2021 at 9:31 pm, by

The Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, Student Arts Prize is a competition encouraging the creative talents of young people and providing an opportunity for students to showcase their reflective ability to express concepts of justice and mercy. This year (2021) is the inaugural exhibition and the prize is open to students enrolled in Catholic schools in […]

Dealing with Distractions

Written on June 8, 2021 at 4:44 pm, by

As our Years 7 – 10 head into exams this week, it is important that students know how to avoid distractions so as to ensure effective exam preparation. Ask any student and they will tell you they can multitask with ease. Do homework, watch TV, listen to music and check their phone all at the […]

Book of the Week

Written on June 7, 2021 at 2:41 pm, by

Can’t Say It Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer is a warm-hearted novel about the end of schooling and the dreams of spending the perfect week at Schoolies after the intensity of the Yr 12 year.  The author captures the roller coaster of emotions that go with being 18 and heading into a new phase […]

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