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5 Novels That Explore Mental Health

Date Published: 07/11/2017

Article author:  Helen Stower This post started partly because I have just finished John Green’s new novel, Turtles all the way down and partly because at a meeting at school, our Principal reminded us that mental health and wellness must

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Save The Date

Date Published: 21/10/2017

If you are a fan of Lynette Noni’s The Medoran Chronicles, you are going to be very excited to hear the iCentre is hosting the launch of Graevale, the fourth book in the series, on Thursday, 25th January, 2018. Will

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Stay Safe Online

Date Published: 17/10/2017

Females are identified as being at the greatest risk of harm on the internet, so it is important to be informed by resources to ensure positive, safe experiences online. Find websites we recommend under the Quick Links tab, then Digital Citizenship

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Stay Smart Online Week

Date Published: 09/10/2017

Protecting yourself online has never been more important so here are our simple steps to online safety. Whether you are an individual or a small business, these simple steps can provide strong protection from a range of online threats. Source

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 08/10/2017

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is a thought provoking read dealing with some hefty, young adult issues and is recommended for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Graphic Book Review   Claire Christian talks about Beautiful Mess   Slider image: Kintsugi: the

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Book of the Week

Date Published: 28/09/2017

Take Three Girls is a thought-provoking read about female friendship for our Senior Fiction readers (15+). Collaboratively written by three friends and award-winning novelists Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, this is a coming of age story dealing with

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Get the Facts about Sarahah

Date Published: 10/09/2017

There has been a lot of publicity about Sarahah, an anonymous feedback app that teens are using to pass anonymous digital notes to each other, and the concerns it raises about cyber bullying.   What is Sarahah? What do you

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Mt Alvernia Alumnae Invitation

Date Published: 06/09/2017

Movie Night Invitation Bring along family and friends. The message is to “choose kind” by rallying against bullying, social isolation and the petty meanness in our day to day lives. Help children to become their best selves. (RJ Palacio, author) 

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Podcasts to Enjoy, Learn and Be Informed

Date Published: 04/09/2017

In today’s media environment, podcasts are emerging for kids and teens that are providing an entertaining and popular alternative to screen time. With no cost involved, and the ability to listen anywhere and at any time, podcasts are a great

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5 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Date Published: 04/09/2017

Instagram is a social media network that gets a lot of negative press. However, used in a smart, safe and responsible way, teens can have a positive experience with this super popular photo and video sharing app. We recommend that

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