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Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Date Published: 17/09/2019

We’ve got your holiday reading sorted with our list of recommendations and Pinterest board suggestions!  Take a look at the new titles we have been sharing with our Staff and Parent Bookchatters this semester. We’re sure there’s something for everyone

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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 17/09/2019

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading. We recommend that you put any of this term’s Book of the Week recommendations on your reading list to borrow in whatever format you prefer – book, ebook or

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 15/09/2019

Sensitive by Allayne Webster follows the journey into adolescence of SJ who suffers from severe chronic eczema and allergies that are at times life-threatening. Based on the author’s own childhood and adult experiences with these conditions, it is an important

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/09/2019

It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood is a tender, funny coming of age novel about first love and the awkwardness of teen romance. Winner of the 2018 Text Prize, it has a relatable voice and laugh out

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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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Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 09/09/2019

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have

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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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Study Tips for Students: Overcoming Procrastination

Date Published: 02/09/2019

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? You mean to start work on an assignment, but you just keep putting it off until it ends up being a mad rush the night before it is due. The Overcoming Procrastination unit at

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