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.
This term, Yr 8 student Sophie Wright read A monster calls and created a graphic book review to share her thoughts about this award winning book. Read the novel first and then see the movie which is both a challenging and heart breaking adaption of this powerful story.
We love showcasing our students' work on the website. Yr 8 student Megha Soy has created a graphic book review after reading Cry Blue Murder, a cautionary tale about the misuse of social media and a popular YA mystery read for young teenage girls.
Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke is a thrilling read for YA readers and fans of Gone Girl and We Were Liars. It's set in the world of social media and is a story about a cyber crime that will keep you guessing to the very end.
When studying for the approaching exams, students need to be able to understand the topic, remember the content and apply the skills and techniques of the topic to different types of questions. Actively studying for exams using this strategy is an essential skill for students to achieve success. To learn more, read the following article which gives tips about how this can be achieved.
If you are looking for your next read, check out the iCentre blog iRead iShare - our online space to share great reads and recommendations. It's full of book reviews for both students and parents and includes our new graphic book reviews as well.
With the exam period fast approaching, it is timely to be reminded of the Study Skills Handbook online resource that all students have access to on the iCentre website. Our tip this week is all about time management and how to prioritise using rocks, pebbles and sand. Follow the link for this valuable advice and use the hints given over the next weeks for end of year ssessment tasks and exams.
Celebrating their 70th anniversary, the CBCA Book of the Year Awards have been announced and the winners and honour books represent quality children's and YA literature at its best. Put these titles on your reading list for 2016!
The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are about transformative learning with technology for students who live, work and play in a digital world and prepare learners for the new literacies they will need to participate in a global workforce that has yet to be envisioned.
Wishes were a thing. Wishes that came true were sometimes a thing. Wishes that came true because of magic were not a thing! Were they?... Cloudwish, Fiona Wood's latest novel, is about a Vietnamese Australian girl struggling with boys, school and home issues and we recommend you put it on your reading list. You won't be disappointed as it has just won the prestigious 2016 CBCA award for Book of the Year : Older Readers.
It's National Science Week 2016, Australia's annual celebration of science where students, classes, schools and communities are invited to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science and to promote science literacy. The school theme for National Science Week this year is Drones, Droids and Robots which embraces 'Technology' in STEM, particularly autonomous technology.