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Holiday Reads for Grown Ups

Date Published: 02/12/2019

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: 02/12/2019

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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Breakfast Bookchat and Christmas Crack!

Date Published: 26/11/2019

What a wonderful morning we had to share great reads with our breakfast bookchatters! Meeting once a term, members from our parent community join us for tea, coffee, reading recommendations and lively discussions on what we’ve been reading, viewing and

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 26/11/2019

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume is a delightful YA novel that will have you both laughing and crying and is a perfect read for those who loved Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. Written in diary form, it follows

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Author Event

Date Published: 26/11/2019

On Monday night, the 2020 Year 7 Mt Alvernians joined us in the iCentre for a Campfire and Author Event. The students attending this event had the opportunity to listen to award-winning author and illustrator Peter Carnavas discuss reading, writing,

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Save the Date!

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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