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Principal’s Home Room Reading Challenge Winners

Date Published: 27/08/2019

The Principal’s Home Room Reading Challenge took place over 5 weeks, and we have our winners! Winning Home Room: P1 have won the pizza party with a total of 15,202 minutes of reading! Winning House: Perugia Best Reader in the

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Read Like a Girl Literacy Week Festival

Date Published: 27/08/2019

This week we are celebrating our Literacy Week and the iCentre has been decorated with a Peter Pan theme. We have lots of activities planned for the week including: A student and staff party on Wednesday A full day writing

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Become a Young Reviewer Today

Date Published: 27/08/2019

We are encouraging our students to take up this opportunity offered by Riverbend Books. Read the information below to get started. Riverbend Young Reviewers Here at Riverbend we think it’s important that books get reviewed by someone close to the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 27/08/2019

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe is a riotously funny read and is highly recommended for anyone who needs a laugh, has ever been an outsider and who embraces their own ordinariness. Funny, easy to read and

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Principal’s Home Room Reading Challenge Leaderboard

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Moving toward the final week of the challenge, statistics are now focused on our leading homerooms for the pizza party reward during Literacy Week. Currently in third place is BP6, only slightly ahead and currently in second place is R4

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CBCA 2019 Book of the Year Award Winners

Date Published: 19/08/2019

CBCA has announced the 2019 Book of the Week award winners. The awards recognize literary merit and the judges noted that: “Gritty, contemporary themes are tackled by many books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the

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Romeo and Juliet Resources

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Our Year 10 students are studying Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet this term. If students are looking for additional resources to help them understand the themes in the play, there are good quality literary criticism articles available through the OPAC. Specifically,

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/08/2019

Tamara Ireland Stone’s novel Click’d is an engaging, fun and empowering story about friendship and coding and is ideally suited for our younger readers, especially Year 7s. Teacher Notes are available and it would be a great addition to Literature

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2020 National Poetry Prize

Date Published: 12/08/2019

The Somerset National Poetry Prize encourages young writers in their literary endeavours and is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth. And there are also

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Book of the Week for Grown-Ups

Date Published: 12/08/2019

The Chain by Adrian McKinty is being touted as the thriller of the year for 2019 and has been hitting all the bestseller lists. It’s a gripping psychological thriller about a mother who literally goes down into hell and a

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