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Everything I’ve Never Said

Date Published: 26/11/2018

This week we welcome author Samantha Wheeler to our iCentre Campfire and Author event where we introduce the 2019 Yr 7 students to our literature promotion program and share reading recommendations for everyone. Her novel, Everything I’ve Never Said,  is a highly recommended

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Book of the Month

Date Published: 26/11/2018

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee is a tender, heartbreaking novel about love and loss that will stay with you long after you have finished reading. This novel is not just for kids – readers of all ages will

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Showcasing Jemma’s Genius Hour Project

Date Published: 19/11/2018

This week we are showcasing the wonderful project Jemma Barber has been working on for Genius Hour. Sunshine Box Care Packages: Bringing Sunshine to Kids in Shelters Jemma loves to help others and is concerned about children who survive domestic

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 19/11/2018

Wildcard by Marie Lu is the much-anticipated sequel to the extremely popular Warcross and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s another addictive, fast-paced, sci-fi, cyberpunk virtual reality thriller that will have you hooked to the very last page while also prompting you to think

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Conrad Challenge

Date Published: 19/11/2018

Three students in Year 9 have embarked on a journey to the Kennedy Space Centre by participating in the Conrad Challenge for 2018/2019. The Conrad Challenge is open to students all around the world, aged 13 to 18. The competition

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Genius Hour Project

Date Published: 13/11/2018

The iCentre is proud to partner with Year 7 student Sofia Poy for her Genius Hour project. She has created Matilda’s Book Club– to help you feel comforted with books. We suggest you explore her online book club, take note

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 13/11/2018

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a funny, feel-good YA novel and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read the book before 7th December when it will be released as a Netflix movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald, with a

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Finding Credible Information in the ‘Fake News’ Environment

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Students are bombarded with information from the internet, but how do they discern trustworthy sources from those less credible or even false? In the video below,  Commonsense Media suggests practical advice that will have students fact-checking their sources like a professional.

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STEM-A-Con Wrap-up

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Article author: Ms Krystal Gagen-Spriggs On Friday 26 October, select students of Mount Alvernia were invited to a sleepover in the iCentre called STEM-A-Con. The event was modelled off the Geek-A-Thon event hosted last year, but with a slight difference. Students were

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 05/11/2018

Tash hearts Tolstoy by Katherine Ormsbee is a contemporary, coming-of-age novel about internet fame and a welcome addition to the growing body of diverse YA literature. Funny and web-focused, this story will appeal to teens while challenging them to empathise with

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