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 week, Mt Alvernia is celebrating Home Economics Week (Oct 21-25) where we are encouraged to be aware of and celebrate the importance that Home Economics plays in our school. Activities have been planned to engage students and highlight the enjoyment and benefits of Home Economics. There will be prizes awarded on both Thursday and Friday. Follow the link to see the exciting program for the week.
The Year 10 History students are holding a Rights and Freedoms Expo at which they will present information about an event, movement or personality connected with the achievements of rights and freedoms here in Australia or in the broader world context. Members of our community are invited to join us on the day as it would be great for the students to share their learning with you.
To celebrate culture and creativity, the iCentre is holding an iPhoneography competition as part of the Mt Alvernia Cultural Festival. iPhoneography is the art of creating photos with a mobile device. These digital images are shot, edited and processed using applications on the device. Entries are limited to 3 per person and the images must be related to the cultural festival theme of Fun, Food & Fiesta. Follow the link to find out how to enter the competition.
If you have read The Rosie Project, then you will be excited to hear that the iCentre will be hosting an evening with Graeme Simsion, author of this feel good novel of 2013. Come along on Tuesday, 17th September at 6pm for a 6.30 start to hear Graeme talk about his novel and its endearing character Don Tillman. This is a love story with a difference, and all monies raised from the $10 ticket cost will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation for Mt Alvernia's Wall of Hands. Follow the link for a review of the novel and details about the evening.
As part of Science Week activities, the students at Mt Alvernia College will be involved in a pandemic simulation and be able to witness first hand the dangers and results of such an occurence in our modern global community. Piggi Flu, a virulent pandemic, will arrive at Home Room on Monday morning. We will watch and wait to see what happens and we will keep the school community posted.
"We need science. It's part of our lives....Here in Queensland we’re getting excited about National Science Week. Between 10 and 18 August, I urge you to get involved in National Science Week and recognise and celebrate all things science. There will be plenty to see and do in Queensland. Enjoy! " Dr Geoff Garrett, Qld Chief Scientist.
At Mt Alvernia College this week, our focus is on recognising and celebrating the importance of science and scientists to our daily lives.
The 32nd annual Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) will be held this weekend at the RNA showgrounds and is an ideal event for anyone wanting to explore their options as regards tertiary studies, training and future career. With exhibits from every Queensland University, as well as those from interstate and overseas, senior students and their parents can explore the options, institutions and programs that best suit them. Follow the link to find out more about this important event.
The theme for this year's World Environment Day on Wednesday, 5th June, is Think.Eat.Save. and challenges us to think about food waste and the global impact of this. Given the inequality of food distribution in the world, we are asked to consider the environmental impact of our food choices, and become more informed about the choices we make so as to reduce our footprint. It makes sense so think before you eat and help save the environment!
The iCentre hosted the Yr 10 History Expo which was an outstanding success. The theme of the expo was rights and freedoms, and students were given the opportunity to showcase their learning about this topic which has been their focus for the term. They chose a variety of ways to present their new knowledge and were available at their booths to respond to questions from expo visitors. Best of all, they enjoyed it and congratulations must go to all who were invovled.
This week is the annual Awareness Week, a government initiative to help all Australians using the internet to stay safe and secure online. The aim of the week is to make Australians familiar with the simple steps that can be taken to protect their personal and financial information online. Visit the government website for a variety of resources and activities available to support this message.