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Welcome Campfire

Date Published: 10/11/2019

On Monday 25 November, the 2020 Year 7 Mt Alvernians are invited to join us in the iCentre for a Campfire and Author Event. We are very excited that students attending this event will have the opportunity to listen to

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New in the iCentre: Audio Book Stickers

Date Published: 29/10/2019

Is your #nextread available in an audio book format? We’ve created new stickers which we’ve put on our books that have an audio book available to make the task of finding this out so much easier for our students. Look

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Reading for Diversity

Date Published: 29/10/2019

We live in a diverse world so the iCentre collection has many books that reflect this. We choose many of these as our Book of the Week recommendations. Book of the Week Recommendations Pinterest board. School libraries aim to contain

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New Quick Reads collection in the iCentre

Date Published: 14/10/2019

If you’re looking for a page-turner that is small and quick to read, visit the new Quick Reads collection we have put together for our students. These stories are more like novellas than novels and their appeal lies in how

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The 1000 Cranes Project

Date Published: 14/10/2019

Begun in July 2018, the 1000 Cranes Project was suggested by Melissa and Jessie McMurray who visited the iCentre once a week to demonstrate how to fold and make origami cranes. Students joined them and then home rooms became involved

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/10/2019

Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg is currently in the news and our Book of the Week is an easy to read account of her background and how she she came to begin the global School Strike 4 Climate movement. A timeline and

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2019 Inky Awards

Date Published: 10/09/2019

The Inky judges award the best YA books as voted for by teens for teens. Two prizes are awarded annually – the Gold Inky to an Australian book and the Silver Inky to an international book. Congratulations go to Lynette

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/09/2019

Detention is a new middle-grade novel by Tristan Bancks, author of Two Wolves and The Fall and the guest author for our recent Read Like a Girl With Your Dad event. It’s fast-paced and suspenseful and packs a punch as it

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Read Like a Girl Literacy Week Festival

Date Published: 03/09/2019

Our Literacy Week celebrations in the iCentre were a huge success and enjoyed by both students and teachers alike. Photos of the student and staff party are now available in the Photo Gallery on the website. Student and staff party

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2019 Mount A: Book in a Day

Date Published: 03/09/2019

The inaugural Mount A: Book in a Day in 2018 was such a success, that we ran the same activity in Literacy Week this year. We asked year 8 and 9 English teachers to nominate students; these girls were then

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