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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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Term 1 Read Like a Girl Events

Date Published: 11/02/2019

We have some very exciting #RLaG events planned for Term 1 designed to help our girls to succeed by igniting a love of reading. Our focus this year is to Read Like a Girl Everyday as our own research has

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International Women’s Day Breakfast

Date Published: 11/02/2019

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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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 11/02/2019

Girl Running, Boy Falling by Kate Gordon is a contemporary YA coming-of-age novel dealing with teen issues which will best suit our older readers (15+ yrs). Teen life has been expertly portrayed by the author and difficult topics are explored with understanding and

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A Wonder of a Read

Date Published: 04/02/2019

This term our Yr 8 classes will have the pleasure of reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. The Book Wonder is a story about Auggie, a ten year old boy who has been born with a craniofacial difference. He has been

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Read Like a Girl Everyday in 2019!

Date Published: 04/02/2019

#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 has decreased in recent years. In

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Fantasy Book of the Week

Date Published: 04/02/2019

Step boldly and start reading Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. You’ll love this imaginative, highly anticipated sequel in the Nevermoor series which follows the adventures of Morrigan as she joins the mystical Wundrous Society. This is

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