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#LikeaGirl Mindset for 2018

Date Published: 21/01/2018

Start the new school year with a powerful mindset that will allow you to embrace failure as fuel to build your confidence.  Be inspired by the wisdom gained from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Fueled by Failure Summit and the Always #LikeAGirl campaign  held in response to

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Middle Years’ readers will laugh out loud at Shaun Micallef’s Tales from a Tall Forest, a riotously funny retelling of some of your favourite fairytale adventures. Enjoy the highly-entertaining stories and marvel at Jonathan Bentley’s brilliant black and white illustrations

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/01/2018

Our first YA book recommendation for the year is Wreck by Fleur Ferris. It’s a fast paced murder mystery thriller set in Australia.  A heart-pumping easy read, this will appeal to our YA readers who love suspense and will send

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Holiday Reads for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 28/11/2017

If you love crime fiction and page turners, then put these novels on your holiday reading list.  Emerging Australian crime fiction writers have produced award winning, high octane, debut novels and their sequels which will keep you on the edge

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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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