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Read the Book, Listen to the Playlist

Date Published: 01/06/2020

Students and staff alike have been loving a new book called When it Drops by Alex Dyson.  One of the students pointed out to us that there is a Spotify playlist to accompany the book. This made us wonder if

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Protect Your Personal Information Online

Date Published: 01/06/2020

Taking steps to protect your personal information online will make the internet a safer place for everyone. “As caretakers and educators who keep track of technology trends, we are reminded constantly that kids are tracked every second of every minute

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/06/2020

In Young Dark Emu: A Truer History, Bruce Pasco challenges younger readers to see a different version of how Australia was before British colonisation. Some of the themes explored in the book are contested but by reading and engaging with the

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Stargirl: The movie and the book

Date Published: 25/05/2020

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli has long been a beloved book by the students of Mount Alvernia, and when we learned that it was being made into a movie on Disney+ we were very excited! See our review of the book and

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Library & Information Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

This week is Library and Information Week which aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community. The event has been

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TIPS FOR PARENTS: Helping students transition back to full-time schooling

Date Published: 25/05/2020

As our students return to school after weeks of learning from home, it is timely to offer the following advice to parents as students transition back.  The following tips are a guide to help students refocus, and have been added

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 25/05/2020

The Girl with the Louding Voice, a New York Times bestseller, is the story of a courageous fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who dreams of getting an education as she sees it as her only road to a better life. She realizes

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/05/2020

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting is a powerful thought-provoking read for Middle Years’ students which will challenge them to think about and discuss how do young people distinguish between what is true and what is not in today’s

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Wish You Were Here! Postcards From Future Queensland

Date Published: 18/05/2020

We are helping to promote a wonderful initiative made possible by two prominent authors and educators at the University of Queensland, especially for school students living in Queensland.  This project is called Wish you were here! Postcards from Future Queensland

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MAGA Mount Alvernia Gallery of Art

Date Published: 18/05/2020

What is MAGA? Mount Alvernia Gallery of Art of course! MAGA will showcase artwork from students throughout the year This online gallery is just getting started, we plan to photograph all pieces made this year and add them to the site.

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