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Year 9 History Research: Industrial Revolution

Written on February 28, 2022 at 2:51 pm, by

Research Guides for assignment success   We have developed Research Guides for Year 9 students currently investigating the Industrial Revolution. The guides will assist students with the correct search terms for locating information. They will also step students through finding quality sources (primary and secondary) in the various databases the iCentre has on offer. There […]

Book of the Week

Written on February 22, 2022 at 6:08 pm, by

Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz An inspiring book that reaffirms something many of us already know – the love of a dog can be a very powerful thing. Readers of Talking to Alaska will come to understand the crucial role of assistance dogs in supporting people living with epilepsy. In Australia seizure alert dogs […]

Historical Fiction

Written on February 22, 2022 at 8:27 am, by

Historical fiction allows readers to step back in time. It is a way to make connections between then and now and can help us develop a deeper understanding of the present. Famous diarist Anaïs Nin said, “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect,” and nowhere is that truer than in […]

Queensland School Library Week 2022

Written on February 15, 2022 at 1:36 pm, by

This week is Queensland School Library Week and the theme is The Heart of Learning. This theme invites us to think about what libraries mean to us and the contribution libraries make to our learning.  Queensland School Library Week encourages us to celebrate the ways your library continues to: ·       Teach multiple literacies, ·       Encourage […]

Non-Fiction Picture Books

Written on February 15, 2022 at 1:19 pm, by

Picture books are just for kids, right? Wrong! Research has shown that picture books can be used to teach multiliteracies and other curriculum content to older students. Picture books can also operate as a means of broaching sensitive subjects (Marsh, 2010). These books filled with uplifting stories, interesting facts, and brilliant illustrations are a great […]

Campfire: reading and storytelling in 2022

Written on February 15, 2022 at 12:44 pm, by

This week we begin our Campfire Program for Year 7 & 8 English classes. Campfire is an opportunity to engage with literature and is much loved at Mount Alvernia College. For new students and parents who may be wondering what Campfire involves, here are the answers to some questions we are frequently asked: What is […]

Classic of the Month

Written on February 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm, by

Dracula by Bram Stoker If vampires are your monster of choice, then you really need to check out Dracula. If horror is your genre of choice, then you need to read Dracula. If you want to enlighten yourself in the classics, then you should read Dracula. Dracula is a famous piece of English literature. The […]

Safer Internet Day

Written on February 8, 2022 at 1:40 pm, by

Play it safe and fair – online and offline This week, Australia together with 170 countries around the world will focus on internet safety. This year, to encourage kind, respectful and enjoyable interaction online, the theme of the campaign is #playitFairOnline. Just like our sporting heroes play fair on the field, we can show the […]

What’s Going on in the iCentre?

Written on February 1, 2022 at 11:58 am, by

Meet our new Team Member Welcome to the iCentre Team Ms Dall We are very excited to welcome Ms Kristy Dall to the iCentre team.  Ms Dall is not an entirely new face at Mount Alvernia College as she has taught at our school before. As well as working in the iCentre, Ms Dall will […]

Using Online Textbooks

Written on February 1, 2022 at 11:33 am, by

Access your textbooks from your device Online textbooks are an excellent resource for remote learning. The benefits of an online textbook are that you can access them on any device from anywhere that you are learning or studying. Digital textbooks don’t require the care of a physical book and you can even add notes without […]

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