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Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/03/2019

A Song Only I Can Hear by award-winning author Barry Jonsberg is a beautifully moving comedy-drama coming of age story. It is one of the first novels to deal with LGBTQ themes and issues for younger teens and middle years’

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/03/2019

Zenobia by Morten Durr and Lars Horneman is a powerful, heart-breaking graphic novel about a young Syrian refugee fleeing her war-ravaged country. Boarding an overcrowded boat, this all-too-real story for readers of all ages will stay with you long after

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International Women’s Day Breakfast

Date Published: 04/03/2019

It is with great pleasure that we invite students from Mt Alvernia College, together with their mother or significant women in their lives, to attend the College’s annual literary breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8.

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Queensland School Libray Week

Date Published: 04/03/2019

This week we are celebrating Queensland School Library Week with the theme of School Libraries Create Connections, focusing on the many connections between students and the world that are facilitated by the school library.   “Qualified Teacher-Librarians connect students with digital

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Afternoon Homework and Study Groups

Date Published: 25/02/2019

Afternoon Homework and Study Groups is a wonderful service and opportunity for students to work on their homework or assessment tasks in a supervised and collaborative environment. Students are required to sign an attendance record when they commence their study

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Book of the Week and Future Classic

Date Published: 25/02/2019

The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay is the winner of the Costa Award for 2018 and a future classic. It is a delightful, touching story of a family and the lives they led set against the background of the dark

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Vardaesia Book Launch

Date Published: 25/02/2019

The wait is over! On Tuesday 19th May, 350 fans of Lynette Noni joined us to celebrate the launch of Vardaesia the final book in The Medoran Chronicles.  This was the first event in our calendar of book events for our Read

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Student Resources for The Book Thief

Date Published: 18/02/2019

We’ve collated a list of study guides to help our Yr 10 students analyse The Book Thief and better understand the plot, themes and characters of this award winning novel. We hope these will enhance and support what they have

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International Women’s Day Breakfast

Date Published: 18/02/2019

It is with great pleasure that we invite students from Mt Alvernia College, together with their mother or significant women in their lives, to attend the College’s annual literary breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8.

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 18/02/2019

Dry written by Neal Shusterman and his son, Jarrod Shusterman, is a timely disaster novel dealing with what could happen if millions of people were struggling to survive without water. A gripping and page-turning read, this novel is suitable for readers 12yrs+,

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