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Book of the Week

Date Published: 13/11/2017

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is his new, long awaited YA novel and is a thoughtful look at adolescent mental illness based on his own lived experience. It’s an honest and, at times, terrifying read for both

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5 Novels That Explore Mental Health

Date Published: 07/11/2017

Article author:  Helen Stower This post started partly because I have just finished John Green’s new novel, Turtles all the way down and partly because at a meeting at school, our Principal reminded us that mental health and wellness must

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Read Like a Girl #RLaG in 2018

Date Published: 06/11/2017

 What is Read Like a Girl? #RLaG is a program designed to help girls to succeed by igniting a love of reading. It was started in response to research showing that the proportion of girls aged 14+ who read books

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Mt Alvernia Riverbend In-store Book Fair

Date Published: 06/11/2017

Looking for a fun and easy way to encourage reading, do some Christmas shopping, support an independent bookstore and raise funds for the school? Members of our community are invited to purchase books, either in-store or online, from Riverbend Books

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Safe Searching for Kids

Date Published: 30/10/2017

KidRex is a fun, safe search engine for kids, powered by Google and using Google SafeSearch technology. It searches for kid-related content across the web and the SafeSearch element eliminates most inappropriate content. Parents can set KidRex as the homepage

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Better Choices in Children’s Media

Date Published: 30/10/2017

The Australian Council on Children and the Media is a national community organisation which delivers award winning services to Australian families. It is not-for-profit and reliant on community support.  ACCM provides evidence-based reviews, information and advocacy to support healthy media

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 30/10/2017

Wimmera by Melbourne writer Mark Brandi was awarded the prestigious 2016 UK Debut Dagger Award for crime writing. Published in Australia in 2017, it tells the story of two childhood friends growing up in Victoria in the 1980s. A chilling

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The Socks Soap Project

Date Published: 21/10/2017

We are very so proud of Mt Alvernia student Olivia Cognetta who has used her Genius Hour time during the week to come up with an innovative idea to help the homeless. Genius Hour aims to encourage and foster creativity

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Save The Date

Date Published: 21/10/2017

If you are a fan of Lynette Noni’s The Medoran Chronicles, you are going to be very excited to hear the iCentre is hosting the launch of Graevale, the fourth book in the series, on Thursday, 25th January, 2018. Will

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 21/10/2017

Step boldy and read this ‘wundrous’ new novel for the Middle Years. The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend is a an imaginative, quirky, charming, magical fantasy novel for Harry Potter fans. It’s an absolute treat to read and is

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