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.
The iCentre team is focused on providing services that connect all our learners at Mt Alvernia College to the literacies needed for living and working in today's world. We are a specialist team and this week we would like you to meet Annette Langusch, one of our Library Assistants and a customer service specialist.
Located under the iLearn tab on the website, we have added some new video tutorials to help students with research and referencing tasks. The new tutorials step you through how to register, login and create a citation using CiteMaker, our new online referencing tool.
Our Yr 10 History students are learning all about the struggle for rights and freedoms of people around the world. To assist them with their learning, we have curated Pinterest boards that contain resources about significant individuals and events central to the Australian, South African and US Civil Rights movements.
The Disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart is a fun book about a girl who refuses to be excluded, side-lined or taken for granted. It is our book of the week and recommended as a great female YA read.
The iCentre team is focused on providing services that connect all our learners at Mt Alvernia College to the literacies needed for living and working in today's world. We are a specialist team and this week we would like you to meet our new Teacher-Librarian, Krystal Gagen.
Due to the busy lives we lead, keeping on top of study commitments is something many students struggle with. The good news is that the feeling of being overwhelmed can be reduced by working on your organisation and time management skills. The following article contains some simple tips and strategies to assist you with this as we head towards the exam period.
This term, our Yr 11 English Communication students are enjoying exploring the picture book genre and then writing their own. It is always a popular topic, and we suggest they look at the CBC Shortlist for 2016 to see some excellent examples of this genre - both in the Early Childhood and Picture Book of the Year categories.
Raymie Nightingale is a delightful new book by Kate DiCamillo. Essentially, this is the story of a young girl, Raymie, and her two friends as they make their way through a series of adventures. It is highly recommended for Middle School readers and for anyone who loves Kate DiCamillo.
The study skills handbook, found under iLearn on this website, provides many useful tips for exam preparation and we highly recommend that students visit this site to enhance their study skills. When we understand the purpose of exams, we have a better chance of success. On the following page you will find 3 useful tips for exam preparation.
Even though some students think they can multitask and manage answering texts, listening to music or watching TV, doing homework and studying at the same time, research has proved the truth is a different story and best results are achieved when students have a distraction free work space and single-task rather than multitask. There is an excellent article in the Study Skills Handbook that discusses this research.