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Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/09/2017

Our Book of the Week is A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee. It is an historical fantasy set in Victorian England in 1867 and Middle Years’ readers will love it! Graphic Book Review

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Podcasts to Enjoy, Learn and Be Informed

Date Published: 04/09/2017

In today’s media environment, podcasts are emerging for kids and teens that are providing an entertaining and popular alternative to screen time. With no cost involved, and the ability to listen anywhere and at any time, podcasts are a great

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5 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Date Published: 04/09/2017

Instagram is a social media network that gets a lot of negative press. However, used in a smart, safe and responsible way, teens can have a positive experience with this super popular photo and video sharing app. We recommend that

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Literacy Week 2017

Date Published: 25/08/2017

This year the iCentre team decided to base our theme for Literacy Week on Goodnight Stories for Rebels Girls, and we dubbed our theme: “Amazing Women – in Life and Literature”. It was a week of great energy and fun

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Book Series of the Week

Date Published: 25/08/2017

Over the Christmas holidays I read the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, and I fell in love with writing style and main character Juliette. The series itself goes in a direction I never would have picked and it only made me

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Book of the Year Winners Announced

Date Published: 25/08/2017

The 2017 Book of the Year winners, Honour books and Crichton winner have been announced as part of Book Week celebrations around Australia. The entries are judged, among other things, on their literary quality. The awards are aimed at promoting

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Breakfast Bookchat

Date Published: 16/08/2017

   Recent fiction releases for adult, young adult and middle school readers    The 10 most popular titles borrowed by readers at Mt Alvernia College Recommended podcasts for listeners of all ages 2017 Read Harder Challenge Download the PDF of

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Literacy & Numeracy Week ‘Living Book’

Date Published: 10/08/2017

Our guest speaker for this year’s Literacy and Numeracy Week is Mojgan Shamsalipoor.  Mojgan is speaking to students and staff as a ‘Living Book’ on Wednesday 23rd August . The Living Book or Living Library movement started in Denmark. Living Books (people)

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#TeamGirls

Date Published: 08/08/2017

#TeamGirls is a great new initiative which aims to nurture our young girls to become confident women. It originated as a response to the following research : Our Suncorp Australian Youth and Confidence 2017 Research Report revealed that young Australian girls believe

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Social Media Readiness

Date Published: 04/08/2017

Do you think you are ready to handle the world of social media?  Do your parents think you are old enough and have enough resilience and level of maturity to enjoy and benefit from this exciting new aspect of living

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