Responding to current research that shows that the number of 14+ girls and women who are reading has declined, we have designed our Read Like a Girl #RLaG project, a community partnership for the literary development of girls. The project encapsulates a calendar of reading events aimed at instilling a foundation and love of reading in our college community and more broadly among girls everywhere.
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.
We recommend that our Senior students who are studying poetry this term visit Australian Poetry Library, a website providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.
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.
Curation tools, such as Diigo and Pinterest, are important for 21st century teaching and learning as they help learners manage the infowhelm! We have recently discovered Draggo, an online bookmark manager, and a great way to save, organize, and access favourite links from any online location. We recommend you add it to your curation toolbox.