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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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Augmented Reality in Year 9 Geography

Date Published: 29/10/2018

Article author: Ms Krystal Gagen Every year that I’ve taught Year 9 Geography, the Interconnections unit has always been assessed with a multimodal presentation, which more often than not, has lead to PowerPoint presentations. This year, I’m changing it up and

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Cross Campus Book Clubs

Date Published: 29/10/2018

The Mt Alvernia Padua Book Clubs have wrapped up after a very successful year. Meeting once a term, both the Senior and Junior book clubs chose to read around themes including Award winners, Post-Apocalyptic and Life Stories. Discussions were high

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Book of the Week for Middle Years’ Readers

Date Published: 29/10/2018

Everything I’ve Never Said by Samantha Wheeler is a highly recommended middle-grade novel. It is a tender first-hand account of a young girl living with Rett Syndrome. Trapped inside her body with no way of communicating, Ava’s journey to find

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Queensland Teacher-Librarian of the Year

Date Published: 22/10/2018

Congratulations to Mrs Helen Stower who was the recipient of the  Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year award at the recent Future Libraries Conference. She was the joint recipient of the award along with Tania Venuto from West End State School.  This is an annual

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Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus Online

Date Published: 22/10/2018

The iCentre has subscribed to a valuable new digital resource for our students and teachers.  The Macquarie Dictionary Online gives you access to the most up-to-date database of Australian English, with annual updates of new words, along with its companion reference

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YA Book of the Week

Date Published: 22/10/2018

The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson is a delightful and positive story about female friendship set against a dizzying array of European cities. A light read for all ages, it explores how friendships can evolve, change and survive even

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Welcome Campfire

Date Published: 16/10/2018

On Monday 26th November, while their parents are at the information evening, the 2019 Year 7 Mt Alvernians are invited to attend an iCentre Campfire and Author event with Samantha Wheeler.  This will introduce the students to our literature promotion

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The Confidence Code for Girls

Date Published: 15/10/2018

Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls

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