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Year 8 Geography: Landforms and Plate Tectonics

Written on October 26, 2021 at 9:57 am, by

Our year 8s are currently learning about how landforms are created and how they make up different landscapes. Students have learned all about tectonic plates and plate boundaries. They know that there are three ways that plates meet at their boundaries, including converging (pushing together), diverging (pulling apart), and transforming (sliding past each other). These processes result in all sorts of geomorphic hazards […]

Classic Book of the Month

Written on October 26, 2021 at 9:39 am, by

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin is a novel that has stood the test of time and is as popular today with readers as it was when it was written.  Known for wonderful characterization and formidable wit, this book is a wonderful read. Modern feminists will be inspired by Austin’s heroic females who challenge the treatment of women in the era.  Sienna Anning, […]

Improving writing

Written on October 18, 2021 at 1:41 pm, by

Writing is very important to classroom learning success. It is one of the key tools used to communicate knowledge, yet many students struggle with putting their ideas in writing.  We would like to remind students that there are several resources available to assist with improving writing skills.  How to Write What you Want to Say by Patricia Hipwell.  […]

Book of the Week

Written on October 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm, by

Vale Eddie Jaku: the man who taught us that “Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It’s up to you.”  We were sad to hear that the author of one of our favourite books has passed away, aged 101.  Eddie Jaku who wrote The happiest man on Earth, was a holocaust survivor who dedicated himself to teaching others about the importance […]

Study Tips for Students: Overcoming Procrastination

Written on October 12, 2021 at 3:20 pm, by

It’s the start of Term 4.  Some of us feel ready to tackle the books but others find it difficult to get going in this final term. Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? You mean to start work on an assignment or study for an exam, but you just keep putting it off until it […]

Book of the Week

Written on October 12, 2021 at 2:58 pm, by

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland is a gothic read.  Get drawn into the world of the very glamorous Hollow sisters.  There are few gothic novels for YA readers of this calibre.  We highly recommend this page turner for young people who like a creepy mystery. Book Trailer Graphic Book Review Slider image: Canva one-design […]

Finding Credible Information in the Era of Fake News

Written on October 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm, by

In the modern world, you need to be a savvy media user to ensure that you are getting good quality news and information. We are constantly being told to watch out for fake news, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and biased content. To be savvy, you need to be critical of your sources of information and understand […]

Classic Book of the Week

Written on October 5, 2021 at 8:51 am, by

Sienna Anning, who worked with us here in the iCentre, 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 one of the best classics is Little Women by Louisa […]

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