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.
I want the moxie of Kathleen Hanna, born12th November 1968. Kathleen Hanna is a New York-based musician and feminist who is known for her ground-breaking performances as a member of the 90’s punk band, Bikini Kill. Kathleen’s insistence that women should be able to make music however they want has inspired thousands of women to become involved in the popular-music scene
I want to find ways to explore, like Frida Kahlo 6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954. Frida Kahlo was an important Mexican painter known for her harsh, revealing self-portraits. Since her death, Frida’s artistic legacy has grown and many view her as an icon of female creativity.
I want to break the rules, like Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman doctor in England. It took a lot of determination for Elizabeth to achieve her place as a medical practitioner because this was considered a strictly male occupation at the time.
During Staff Week this year, the iCentre will offer three opportunities to engage in professional learning. These sessions are open to all staff and will contribute towards CPD. The sessions aim to be very practical and assist staff to better access teaching, research, and multi-media resources from the iCentre in order to use these with students. For session times and details
Brisbane was the centre of the world stage this week as the host of the G20 Summit. Climate change was a prominent issue discussed by world leaders at this conference. This should be of much interest to our Year 9 students who are currently studying the environment. On the following page are links to two interesting reports about climate change - students can read about the risks we face if we do not address climate and change and suggestions for how we can prosper from decarbonisation.
This week to celebrate literacy we have many exciting activities planned for the students at Mt Alvernia. The key focus of Literacy Week is to appreciate the importance of literacy for successful participation in society, to appreciate the opportunities we have available to access reading and books and to understand that not all people in the world have the same access to learning and literature.
We are very excited that local author, Rebecca Sparrow, will be visiting Mt Alvernia to help celebrate Literacy Week. Rebecca will be speaking to all Year 9 students about writing as a profession, how to improve their own writing and about her book called Find your Tribe, a guide for getting through high school.
This week we celebrate UNESCO's International Arts Week at the College. Follow the link to see the performances, workshops and forum that we have planned. We will be showcasing The Arts and the talented students and teachers from our school community who participate in this area in various creative ways.
This Friday, 25th April, we commemorate Anzac Day. The date marks the anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers during the First World War when these forces landed at Gallipoli. It has become a national day to remember all those soldiers who have served and died in military actions Australia has been involved in. The Anzac spirit of courage, mateship and sacrifice has become an important part of our national identity.
Calling all Artists and Geographers! The Geography Teachers’ Association of Queensland is holding an ART COMPETITION! Creative students are called to design an ARTWORK of any medium that illustrates the 2014 State Conference theme: RISING TIDES: People – Places – Pedagogy. Winning art works will be used on various conference publications and exhibited at the conference this coming July!
There will be THREE $50 CASH PRIZES! Please see Mr Sikich for more details.