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Breakfast Book Chat for Parents

Date Published: 21/11/2017

“It takes a reader to grow a reader” (LaGarde & Nesloney, 2017) We would like to invite parents in the Mt Alvernia community to join our Breakfast Book Chat.  This is essentially a book club for parents/guardians who are interested

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Holiday Reading for YA Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

There’s plenty on the shelves and in ebook and audio book formats to tempt our YA and Senior Fiction readers to borrow for their holiday reads. We’ve chosen some for you that will make you think, let you walk a mile

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Holiday Reading for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 20/11/2017

We have assembled a list of the newest #greatreads that we recommend for our Middle Years’ readers to enjoy during the holiday season.  The list includes Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend and The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures

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Movies Inspired by Books

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Keep an eye in the near future for these movies and TV series that have been inspired by some of our favourite reads.  

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Genius Hour Showcase

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Genius Hour aims to encourage and foster creativity and innovation in the classroom. This week, we are showcasing genius hour projects by Daisy Lacanau and Tiara Blake, talented Yr 7 students who have used their time to work on topics they are

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is his new, long awaited YA novel and is a thoughtful look at adolescent mental illness based on his own lived experience. It’s an honest and, at times, terrifying read for both

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5 Novels That Explore Mental Health

Date Published: 07/11/2017

Article author:  Helen Stower This post started partly because I have just finished John Green’s new novel, Turtles all the way down and partly because at a meeting at school, our Principal reminded us that mental health and wellness must

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Read Like a Girl #RLaG in 2018

Date Published: 06/11/2017

 What is Read Like a Girl? #RLaG is a program designed to help girls to succeed by igniting a love of reading. It was started in response to research showing that the proportion of girls aged 14+ who read books

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Mt Alvernia Riverbend In-store Book Fair

Date Published: 06/11/2017

Looking for a fun and easy way to encourage reading, do some Christmas shopping, support an independent bookstore and raise funds for the school? Members of our community are invited to purchase books, either in-store or online, from Riverbend Books

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Safe Searching for Kids

Date Published: 30/10/2017

KidRex is a fun, safe search engine for kids, powered by Google and using Google SafeSearch technology. It searches for kid-related content across the web and the SafeSearch element eliminates most inappropriate content. Parents can set KidRex as the homepage

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