The War That Saved My Life is an outstanding, heart-warming, coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2 and is historical fiction at its best. Reminiscent of Goodnight Mister Tom, we highly recommend it as a holiday read for our younger Middle Years' students.
Richard Harland, author of World Shaker and Liberator, will be visiting Mt Alvernia and Padua College to work with Year 8 and 9 students. Richard’s books are of the Steampunk genre which is very popular. Students will be engaged in conversation and workshops with Richard throughout the day.
Brisbane Writer’s Festival is a highlight of book events in our city and is on from 5 – 9 September. Celebrating reading, writing and ideas the program is packed with options to listen to conversations, discover new writers and stories and enjoy te energy of our cultural precinct.
On Thursday night 7 June five students from Year 8 will represent Mt Alvernia at the inter-school readers Cup competition. Amy Bills, Grace Wigley, Jessica Spokes, Emma Rapisarda and Elizabeth Lazell secured places on the team after a selection process in which a large number of girls competed for a spot.
Sad news this week with the death of a favourite children's author, Maurice Sendak. Who will ever forget Where the Wild Things Are?
Great news. The sequel to "Divergent" has just arrived, and we have many Veronica Roth fans who are eagerly awaiting this new story.
How would we react if we were put in the same situation as the children in this book?
It’s time for students to get their new English texts from Bookhire. Make sure you have no overdue books so that you can borrow these immediately & avoid falling behind at the beginning of the term.
Year 12s – time to start planning – group interview begin this term. Sign up via Moodle. Mark this date – Mt A Futures Expo Tues 31 July.
Community Clips is a great piece of free software by Microsoft. It allows you to record screen captures from your computer and add audio.
Read this novel on a day that you have no other plans because YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!