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Book of the Week

Date Published: 16/10/2017

It’s finally arrived! We’ve all been waiting for Jane Harper’s Force of Nature which continues the story of the likeable Federal Agent Aaron Falk. You won’t be disappointed. This is crime writing at its best taking the reader to another

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Stay Smart Online Week

Date Published: 09/10/2017

Protecting yourself online has never been more important so here are our simple steps to online safety. Whether you are an individual or a small business, these simple steps can provide strong protection from a range of online threats. Source

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Critical Thinking Skills

Date Published: 08/10/2017

Critical Thinking Skills Source: www.studyskillshandbook.com.au There are many things students can do to develop their own critical thinking skills.  Critical thinking is your ability to think clearly and rationally, reflecting and developing your thoughts. Sometimes we can get a bit lazy

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/10/2017

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is a thought provoking read dealing with some hefty, young adult issues and is recommended for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Graphic Book Review   Claire Christian talks about Beautiful Mess   Slider image: Kintsugi: the

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Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 28/09/2017

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you with your studies and reinforce your learning. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have a deeper

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Geek-A-Thon Wrap-Up

Date Published: 28/09/2017

In her blog, Reflections of a Lifting Librarian, teacher-librarian Krystal Gagen writes and reflects about the highly successful inaugural Geek-a-thon held overnight in the iCentre on 8th September. Photos of the night can be found in the Photo Gallery on

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 28/09/2017

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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Get the Facts about Sarahah

Date Published: 10/09/2017

There has been a lot of publicity about Sarahah, an anonymous feedback app that teens are using to pass anonymous digital notes to each other, and the concerns it raises about cyber bullying.   What is Sarahah? What do you

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 10/09/2017

Daughter of Nomads by Rosanne Hawke is an historical fantasy set in the 17th century Mughal Empire. Told in a traditional old storytelling style, it will delight readers from ages 10 – 18 years.   Graphic Book Review

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Mt Alvernia Alumnae Invitation

Date Published: 06/09/2017

Movie Night Invitation Bring along family and friends. The message is to “choose kind” by rallying against bullying, social isolation and the petty meanness in our day to day lives. Help children to become their best selves. (RJ Palacio, author) 

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