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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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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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