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New Books in the iCentre

Written on February 28, 2023 at 10:00 am, by

We are super excited to share with you the new titles available in the iCentre for you to borrow! This is our first delivery of new reads for 2023 and it’s a wonderful selection for you to explore…we have the next chapter in some of your favourite series, thought provoking non-fiction, fun and adventure reads […]

Year 9 Geography Research Guide

Written on February 27, 2023 at 1:46 pm, by

Year 9 students studying Geography this term are required to research food security in Mali and to write a report proposing a solution to improve the existing level of food security in that country. The iCentre Team have curated a purpose-built Research Guide for this topic to assist students. The Guide contains links to useful […]

First Nations Fiction

Written on February 21, 2023 at 1:58 pm, by

 “Stories link us to our mob. Doesn’t matter if you are Koorie, Irish, Kiwi, Welsh or Indian. It’s the listening and telling of these stories that bring our people close, both young and old. Stories keep our culture strong and our faith alive”. Fuzzy Mac in ‘Grace Beside Me’   Grace Beside Me by Sue […]

Bush Tucker

Written on February 21, 2023 at 12:38 pm, by

This week the iCentre has been exploring First Nation food more commonly known as Bush Tucker. What is Bush tucker? According to Melbourne Bush Foods, ‘Bush Tucker’ means ingredients native to the Australian land. These kinds of ingredients can range from animal meat such as kangaroos, crocodiles, and emu, to plant-based ingredients like lemon myrtle, […]

Have you heard of Blackout Poetry?

Written on February 13, 2023 at 1:32 pm, by

Year 8 English students are currently studying poetry in all its forms. The iCentre staff have put together a fantastic selection of poetry books for everyone to explore. Some of the books on display are First Nations poetry, Australian ballads, and contemporary poems, as well as books explaining the process of writing poetry. To accompany […]

Love is in the air (and on our shelves)

Written on February 13, 2023 at 12:13 pm, by

To celebrate Library Lovers Day we have put together reviews on our top romantic reads: Sixty-Seven Days by Yvonne Weldon Evie has been raised in the heart of Aboriginal Redfern, by a proud trailblazing Wiradjuri family. Her connections to the Dreamtime, the ancestors and the knowing are strong…but she also harbours a dark pain that […]

Celebrating Queensland Schools Library Week- 13th- 17th February

Written on February 13, 2023 at 12:12 pm, by

Hopelessly Devoted to you Each year school libraries all around Queensland celebrate with students and staff the important work that libraries play in educating, instilling and celebrating literacy within their school community. The Queensland School Library Association (QSLA) creates a theme each year for the week long celebration, this year the theme is ‘devoted to […]

Introducing: The Literacy Society

Written on February 13, 2023 at 10:55 am, by

“Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” – Kofi Annan What is The Literacy Society? The Literacy Society is a gateway for students to imagine a world of possibilities, explore innovations, and expand their minds. The Australian […]

Year 9 History – Industrial Revolution

Written on February 7, 2023 at 4:07 pm, by

iCentre Curated Research Guides The iCentre Team has spent the last few weeks curating purpose-built Research Guides for a range of year levels and subjects. These Guides are provided by the iCentre in consultation with teaching staff and are easy to navigate and access through the iCentre Website. What is a Research Guide? Research Guides […]

Online Safety Tips – A whole school approach

Written on February 7, 2023 at 11:45 am, by

This week all Homerooms in the College are focusing on Internet Safety. The poster below has some great advice on how to stay safe online and can act like a checklist to help you remember the steps you can take to protect yourself and others.   More information can be found through the Office of […]

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