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Monthly Archives: November 2021

Holiday Reading for Teenagers

Written on November 23, 2021 at 2:37 pm, by

Research tells us that engagement in reading for pleasure declines in the teenage years. This is largely due to competing interests and a lack of time to allocate for reading books (Merga, 2019a, p.133). Our conversations with students in the iCentre also suggest that these two factors impact the amount they read. Given that they […]

Analyse and interpret sources of information

Written on November 16, 2021 at 4:04 pm, by

The ability to critically analyse sources of information is essential in a world where the media may present information that is biased or even fake. Source analysis is also important in the Humanities department and comprises a significant portion of the assessment in these subjects. For students looking to build skills in this area beyond […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 16, 2021 at 3:39 pm, by

The benefits of being an octopus by Ann Braden is an inspiring book that examines poverty, domestic violence, gun ownership, challenging stereotypes and finding the inner strength to deal with challenging situation. Delve into the book trailer or the graphic book review to determine if this contemporary read is one for you. Book Trailer Graphic […]

World War I Stories

Written on November 9, 2021 at 3:55 pm, by

The iCentre has some wonderful books that explore the experience of what it may have been like during the World War I years. Delving into these books is an opportunity for students and staff to engage in our national day of remembrance and commemoration. We invite students to search the OPAC or browse through our […]

Remembering World War I

Written on November 9, 2021 at 3:21 pm, by

Our focus on World War I at this time of year is twofold. Firstly, this week the Australian nation commemorates Remembrance Day. Secondly, Year 9 History students are currently engaged in a unit that focuses on World War I. As such, we’ve put together a range of resources that will be relevant to both the […]

Making the Most of Class Time

Written on November 2, 2021 at 3:20 pm, by

Making the most of class time is one of the best strategies you can use to improve your learning outcomes.  The following advice is from Enhanced Learning – a company who focus on skills for student learning. We highly recommend reading this advice and adapting it to your own learning: There are many advantages apart […]

Book of the Week

Written on November 2, 2021 at 12:10 pm, by

Published in July of this year, Exit through the gift shop by Maryam Master is a wonderful read. This zine-style novel is receiving many positive reviews and is sure to engage any student who picks it up. Although the protagonist of the book is a young person dying of cancer, the book dwells on life […]

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