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.
Kate McCaffrey is a well know YA author whose novels deal with issues that are very relevant to our teens today. She will be our #RLaG guest speaker at St Rita's College for a Literary Evening where she will talking with Principal Dale Morrow about teenagers using social media, fitting in and growing up in a digital world. Find out more about her before the big event. Novels relevant to teens will be available for sale on the night.
In the current environment of information overload, social media and 'fake news', it has never been more important to have the digital literacy skills necessary to evaluate and find accurate and good quality information. To assist our learners with this, the iCentre has purchased subscriptions to Britannica School - a true and trusted source of information, and Britannica Image Quest, an online image library that students are able to use for their research project work.
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.
On Wednesday 8th March, students and the significant women in their lives are invited to attend a literary breakfast at Mt Alvernia College, where well-known guest speaker and author Rebecca Sparrow will talk about friendship, resilience, values and creating a wonderful high school legacy. To purchase tickets to the Rebecca Sparrow literary breakfast event, BUY HERE
A study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro is a murder mystery thriller and the first installment of a trilogy. Fans of the Holmes and Watson spin-off genre will love this edgy, suspenseful page-turner starring the brilliant new crime-solving duo, Charlotte and Jamie, distant relatives of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
Mt Alvernia College, together with St Rita's College, invites students and the women in their lives to celebrate International Women's Day and reading. As part of our celebrations, each college will host events as part of the Read Like a Girl initiative, a community partnership for the literacy advancement of girls.
This year's Safer Internet Day 2017 (SID2017) will be celebrated on Tuesday 7th February and is an international event with the theme 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. A global initiative involving more than100 countries, the day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues, through a topic that reflects current concerns.
Jessica Holsman, 26, is a Melbourne woman whose quirky study tips are taking the internet by storm. Followers around the world report that this self-styled “study tips guru and stationery lover” is motivating them to study and learn. She has started her own YouTube channel Study with Jess and her new book The high school survival guide: Your roadmap to studying, socialising and succeeding has just been published.
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.
Our Chemical Hearts is a debut novel by Krystal Sutherland, an exciting new Qld author. It is the story of the emotional journey of falling in love for the first time and also of first heart break. It is not your usual love story and is our book of the week recommendation for older readers.