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Mt Alvernia Alumnae Invitation

Date Published: 06/09/2017

Movie Night Invitation

Bring along family and friends. The message is to “choose kind” by rallying against bullying, social isolation and the petty meanness in our day to day lives. Help children to become their best selves. (RJ Palacio, author) 

22 November at 6.00 pm at Hoyts, Stafford

Numbers are limited and tickets will sell quickly.

Tickets are on sale:

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 Slider image : Wonder movie website


“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” 

R.J. Palacio, Wonder

The movie is based on the novel Wonder by R J Palacio. Make sure you read this inspiring story before the film.  It is a highly recommended read and you won’t be disappointed.

Book Review

Auggie is a ten year old boy who has been born with a craniofacial difference. He has been home-schooled while undergoing numerous surgeries but it is now time to go to school. He starts Yr 5 and the book takes us on his journey from his first day at school to the last one for the year. This book is literally a wonder to read!

The story of Auggie and his navigation of his first year at school is an inspiring one. It’s both sad and affirming and raises some pretty complex questions about perseverance, bullying, love, fate, resilience, coping with adversity and support.

Read it and see what you think.  You won’t be the same person having read it.

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.” 

R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Join the Choose Kind community by visiting the Tumblr site and find out more about the novel and the affect it has on its readers.

Listen to author R.J Palacio talk about her debut novel and the Choose Kind campaign. She reminds us that everyone has the power to change someone’s life with a kind word or gesture.

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”

R.J. Palacio, Wonder
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