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Showcasing Jemma’s Genius Hour Project

Date Published: 19/11/2018

This week we are showcasing the wonderful project Jemma Barber has been working on for Genius Hour. Sunshine Box Care Packages: Bringing Sunshine to Kids in Shelters Jemma loves to help others and is concerned about children who survive domestic

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/11/2018

Wildcard by Marie Lu is the much-anticipated sequel to the extremely popular Warcross and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s another addictive, fast-paced, sci-fi, cyberpunk virtual reality thriller that will have you hooked to the very last page while also prompting you to think

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Conrad Challenge

Date Published: 19/11/2018

Three students in Year 9 have embarked on a journey to the Kennedy Space Centre by participating in the Conrad Challenge for 2018/2019. The Conrad Challenge is open to students all around the world, aged 13 to 18. The competition

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Genius Hour Project

Date Published: 13/11/2018

The iCentre is proud to partner with Year 7 student Sofia Poy for her Genius Hour project. She has created Matilda’s Book Club– to help you feel comforted with books. We suggest you explore her online book club, take note

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 13/11/2018

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a funny, feel-good YA novel and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read the book before 7th December when it will be released as a Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald, with a

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Finding Credible Information in the ‘Fake News’ Environment

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Students are bombarded with information from the internet, but how do they discern trustworthy sources from those less credible or even false? In the video below,  Commonsense Media suggests practical advice that will have students fact-checking their sources like a professional.

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STEM-A-Con Wrap-up

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Article author: Ms Krystal Gagen-Spriggs On Friday 26 October, select students of Mount Alvernia were invited to a sleepover in the iCentre called STEM-A-Con. The event was modelled off the Geek-A-Thon event hosted last year, but with a slight difference. Students were

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with

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Augmented Reality in Year 9 Geography

Date Published: 29/10/2018

Article author: Ms Krystal Gagen Every year that I’ve taught Year 9 Geography, the Interconnections unit has always been assessed with a multimodal presentation, which more often than not, has lead to PowerPoint presentations. This year, I’m changing it up and

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Cross Campus Book Clubs

Date Published: 29/10/2018

The Mt Alvernia Padua Book Clubs have wrapped up after a very successful year. Meeting once a term, both the Senior and Junior book clubs chose to read around themes including Award winners, Post-Apocalyptic and Life Stories. Discussions were high

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