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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 10/09/2018

The Goose Road by Rowena House is a gripping coming of age quest which has been published to coincide with the centenary of the end of WWI. It is the story of a 14-year-old peasant girl and her remarkable journey across

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 03/09/2018

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson is a powerful coming of age story of an African American girl trying to find her place in the world by fitting together the hundreds of conflicting pieces of her life. The novel was a

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Literacy Week Celebrations

Date Published: 29/08/2018

Students had great fun during Literacy Week celebrations in the iCentre.  A special morning tea was held for them where they were encouraged to come dressed as a favourite book character around the theme of “Love is in the air”. 

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Mount A: Book in a Day Competition

Date Published: 29/08/2018

On Tuesday 28th August, we invited 26 students from year 9 and 10 to be a part of our inaugural Mount A: Book in a Day event. The rules were simple: Write a book in a day with the central

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Love is in the Air

Date Published: 28/08/2018

It’s Literacy and Numeracy Week at Mount Alvernia and we’re celebrating in the iCentre to acknowledge the support we all give to our students to develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills. Besides traditional literacy skills, we also want to raise awareness

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2018 Inky Award Shortlists

Date Published: 27/08/2018

Judges aged between 12 and 18 from all over the country have shortlisted the best YA books of the year for the annual Inky Awards.  Two awards are up for grabs – the Gold Inky for a novel by an

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CBCA 2018 Award Winners

Date Published: 27/08/2018

Congratulations to the talented Australian children’s authors and illustrators who are the 2018 Book of the Year award winners. Professor Margot Hillel OAM, Chair of the CBCA National Board says, “This is our 72nd Book of the Year Awards and

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How to Borrow an iCentre Audio Book or eBook

Date Published: 16/08/2018

Do you know how to borrow an iCentre Audio Book or eBook? A recent survey suggests that some of our students need a refresher on how to do this, so we’ve created the following cheat sheet for you. The iCentre

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Everything All At Once

Date Published: 16/08/2018

Everything All At Once by Steve Camden (aka Polarbear) is a collection of poems about one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once, and is an achingly poignant read for all secondary school students. Teachers could

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Read the Book, See the Movie

Date Published: 16/08/2018

The Darkest Minds is the first novel of a psychic thriller series by Alexandra Bracken. Set in a near-future dystopia where most children have died and those who have survived have super powers, this story is for those readers who loved The

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