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Date Published: 19/11/2019

We are very excited to be hosting author Heather Morris for our International Women’s Day Breakfast in 2020 on Friday, March 6. Heather is the internationally bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018) and Cilka’s Journey (2019) and listening to

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ABC Social Media Series

Date Published: 19/11/2019

We recommend the ABC series Social Media Me to help students understand and navigate the social media world they live in. The series follows the experiences of characters in an unfolding fictitious dramatisation focusing on identity, self-esteem and ethical behaviour

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 17/11/2019

Wai Chim describes The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling as ‘a contemporary YA novel set in Sydney that explores the difficulties, frustrations and emotional roller coaster that comes with having a parent with mental illness.’  Readers will love the

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Anzac 360

Date Published: 10/11/2019

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. Remembrance Day is an occasion to commemorate and remember all Australians who have died as a result of war. An app called

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Book Launch and Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/11/2019

Our latest Read Like a Girl event, where Riverbend Books in conjunction with Mt Alvernia College launched Lynette Noni’s new novel Weapon, was a huge success! Photos from the night can be accessed via the Photo Gallery on our website.

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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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Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2019

Dear Sweet Pea is the first middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy. It is a delightful story about a 13-year-old girl and her emotional journey as she navigates her family’s changing shape after her parents announce

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Media Literacy

Date Published: 05/11/2019

Get on board and learn to navigate the modern media landscape with the excellent resources provided for teachers and students by the ABC on their Media Literacy site. They can be used to help develop the skills needed to sort

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How to Stay Positive as Exams Approach

Date Published: 05/11/2019

As the year 12 exams begin this week, we have some useful study tips from the Study Skills Handbook on how to stay positive and deal with the stress involved. STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR NOVEMBER How To Stay Positive As

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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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