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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 16/07/2018

Truly Wildly Deeply by Jenny McLachlan is a warm inspiring feel-good contemporary romance for our Middle Years’ readers.  It explores the themes of identity, independence, first love, and living with a disability. Graphic Book Review

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Stories That Matter

Date Published: 26/06/2018

Stories That Matter is a discussion about contemporary realistic YA novels that deal with big issues like mental health, sexuality and self-discovery. It poses the question of whether we should shelter our students from these novels or use them to

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Staff Breakfast Bookchat

Date Published: 26/06/2018

It’s Breakfast Bookchat time again and we welcome the opportunity of sharing some favourite reads with our staff.  Find out what we’ve been reading across a number of genres, and what we have been watching and listening to as well. 

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/06/2018

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway is a contemporary realistic YA novel about belonging and finding your family. Told from the perspective of three adopted teens, the book highlights some heavy issues, such as teen pregnancy, foster care abuses, adoption,

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Australian YA Awards

Date Published: 18/06/2018

Exciting times for Thomas Good (Yr 11 Padua College), a member of the senior Padua and Mt Alvernia book club. Thomas has been selected as a judge for the 2018 Inky Awards! We all have our personal favourite young-adult (YA)

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 18/06/2018

See you at Harry’s by Jo Knowles is a highly recommended read for our Middle School students. It deals with an unthinkable family tragedy and explores the themes of identity, acceptance and healing. The journey through grief is a raw

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 04/06/2018

Book Review by Ms. Gagen Book cover design by Shelby Peace, Yr 7 When I first started at Mount Alvernia College in 2016, I was asked to take over the Readers’ Cup team. One of the books that year was Fuzzy

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Read Like a Girl with your Dad

Date Published: 04/06/2018

Read Like a Girl Father Daughter Event Attention Dads of students in Year 7 & 8. We invite you to play a part in your daughter’s reading journey. You can do this by participating in our Read Like a Girl

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Study Tips for Students

Date Published: 04/06/2018

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? You mean to start work on an assignment, but you just keep putting it off until it ends up being a mad rush the night before it is due. The Overcoming Procrastination unit at

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 28/05/2018

The Someday Birds by Sally J Pla is a madcap road trip, a coming-of-age story for an autistic boy who feels he doesn’t understand the world, and an uplifting portrait of a family overcoming a crisis. It is a stunning and

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