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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/10/2020

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore is a tender, own voices story about a girl who has a magical view of the world and her search for identity.  The reader accompanies Dylan on her journey, both physical and emotional,

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Holiday Reads for Students

Date Published: 12/09/2020

Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading. We recommend that you put any of this term’s Book of the Week recommendations on your reading list to borrow in whatever format you prefer – book, ebook or

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Holiday Reading Recommendations for Staff and Bookchatters

Date Published: 12/09/2020

The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall is one of this year’s most hyped Australian novels and it won’t disappoint lovers of the literary thriller genre. At its heart, it is a novel about motherhood and what a mother will do

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Episode 3 of The Book Chatters Podcast Has Dropped!

Date Published: 07/09/2020

One of the promises we make to students is that we can always recommend a great book to read.  The staff in the iCentre have made a podcast to add to our suite of book recommendation platforms.  It’s short and

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Read the Books, See the Movie

Date Published: 06/09/2020

If you loved reading The Enola Holmes Mysteries by Nancy Springer, you are going to love the new Netflix movie – Enola Holmes. The six detective novels in the series follow the exploits of Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s 14-year-old sister, as she

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 06/09/2020

Whisper by Chrissie Perry explores what happens when circumstances over which you have no control impact your life and sense of self.  Demi becomes profoundly deaf after an illness, and her coming of age story is complicated by the fact

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Principal’s Reading Challenge 2020 Winners!

Date Published: 01/09/2020

Principal’s Reading Challenge 2020 The 2020 Principal’s Reading Challenge has come to an end.  There was fierce competition over the five weeks of the challenge. It has been a lot of fun watching the digital leader board as both Home

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How to Stay Positive as Exams Approach

Date Published: 01/09/2020

As the year 12 mock exams begin this week, we have some useful study tips from the Study Skills Handbook on how to stay positive and deal with the stress involved. STUDY SKILLS TIP  How To Stay Positive As Exams

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 01/09/2020

With the presidential campaign well underway in the United States, our grown-up readers will find Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld both a timely and fascinating read.  A fictional tale is woven into historical events and presents the reader with an alternative

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Exam Preparation with Smart Studying Strategies

Date Published: 25/08/2020

Our brains are wired to forget so try these proven strategies from neuroscience to help you reinforce your learning and assist with your exam preparation. Taking handwritten notes rather than using your laptop allows you to remember more and have

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