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Book of the Week

Written on August 30, 2021 at 6:19 pm, by

Are You There, Buddha? by Pip Harry is a funny and contemporary take on puberty, periods, relationships and fitting in. We follow the story of Bee who has just started Year Seven, and has yet to find her ‘tribe’.  The use of the verse novel format makes it a quick and easy read for upper […]

CBCA Book of the Year Award Winners 2021

Written on August 23, 2021 at 1:26 pm, by

Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who have been announced winners of the CBCA 2021 Book of the Year Awards. These titles were highly anticipated and it would have been no easy task to decide the winners from an outstanding shortlist. Any of the novels, picture books and information books below would make […]

Book of the Week

Written on August 23, 2021 at 12:45 pm, by

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk is a romantic, emotionally-driven YA novel perfectly suited for readers 12 – 18 years and lovers of ballet. It gives the reader plenty to think about issues such as the nature of perfectionism, of finding and raising your voice, recovering from shattered dreams and of the cultural […]

Classic of the Month

Written on August 17, 2021 at 1:17 pm, by

Sienna Anning, who has been working with us here in the iCentre, has recommended some classic reads that she thinks both students and teachers will enjoy.  A classic is a book which with each rereading offers as much of a sense of discovery as the first reading and there isn’t a better place to start […]

National Science Week

Written on August 17, 2021 at 12:54 pm, by

It’s National Science Week (14 – 22 August) and we are encouraging our students and teachers to tap into their curiosity and celebrate science.  The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design which honors the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable […]

Year 10 Modern History

Written on August 17, 2021 at 12:46 pm, by

Rights and Freedoms Resources Year 10 Modern History students are currently undertaking research on the struggle for rights and freedoms in the Twentieth Century.  Largely, students have chosen to research human rights activism in Australia, the United States of America, and South Africa. Documentary videos are a great way to be introduced to a topic. […]

5 Ways the iCentre Can Help You With Research

Written on August 9, 2021 at 9:31 pm, by

5 Ways the iCentre Can Help You With Research Research Guides Our teacher-librarians, Mrs Stower and Mrs Gagen have collated all the information you need for school assessment into simple research guides that can be used by all students. Each research guide has been specifically tailored to suit a particular subject offered at the college. […]

Narrative Non-Fiction Book of the Week

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

Shackleton’s Endurance: an Antarctic Survival Story is a narrative non-fiction account of Ernest Shackleton’s polar expedition and survival story written by polar historian Joanna Grochowicz. Fast-paced and tense, it brilliantly brings to life this story of perseverance and endurance for the secondary reader. The reader can then follow up by viewing the various documentaries and […]

Book of the Week

Written on August 9, 2021 at 8:49 pm, by

The Inheritance Games is the first book in the planned The Inheritance Games series. Written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, this is a fast-paced thriller for YA fans of novels with mystery, plot twists, and puzzles to solve. It’s totally addictive and you won’t be able to put this one down! Readers should keep a lookout […]

eBooks & Audiobooks are a Great Option for Lockdown

Written on August 2, 2021 at 12:41 pm, by

If you’re looking to borrow a book and read during the lockdown, then ebooks and audiobooks are terrific options and as we have been building our collection in these formats, there is plenty to choose from. eBooks Audiobooks Instructions for accessing eBooks and audiobooks are available on the iCentre website. It’s so EASY! Go to […]

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