We are so proud to announce that CARMEL has officially WON the OLMC House Reading Challenge for 2017! ~ having read the MOST amount of book pages! What an AMAZING effort by all our readers… Climbing from third place to first is definitely a success that is well deserved!! 🙂 We’re sorry MERCY, you came first place for a while and had almost won the competition, but we still think it is such a fantastic effort! MCAULEY & LORETO, you came so close in divisions! Thank you girls for all those last minute cards you brought in… every page we counted made all the difference! 🙂
TERM 4: The excitement continues!!!
To launch the last term of reading for the year, we will be hosting a special MORNING TEA to celebrate our highest readers in the competition! A selection of our ‘top reading’ students will receive a special invitation to the morning tea! PRIZES will be awarded to 2 students selected from each house!
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful efforts… We can’t wait to announce who our top readers are and celebrate the best reading achievements of the year! Remember, the reading needn’t stop there, come to the Learning Commons before Friday to stock up your holiday reading collection… We hope you all have a very happy & relaxing holiday!! 🙂
Attention all lovers of YA fiction! Epic Reads is a fantastic website where you can read about upcoming books and your favourite authors, watch book trailers, there are giveaways, quizzes and much more! Check out their YouTube channel too!
Why not read local?
We have some fabulous Australian authors with great stories just waiting for you to read.
If you enjoy those international best selling authors, check out some novels with similar themes and ideas with an Australian flavour.
If you love:
The Fault in our Stars by John Green, check out Zac & Mia by AJ Betts
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, try Mercy by Rebecca Lim or Shadows by Paula Weston
We were Liars, check out On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Divergent, try Jump by Sean Williams or The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymuilina
Come check out our display in the Learning Commons for a wider taste of Australian Fiction.
You can also follow the latest updates in Oz fiction at #LoveOzYA and always remember to click on Inside a Dog for great reviews by teens.
We would love to hear all about the great Oz books that you have been reading. Leave us a comment or write your own review in the Reviews section of this blog.
Ms Rosalie Austin
After a twelve month break, Bella magazine is back in print as Bella Rae ~ which means beauty, wisdom and grace! This lovely Australian mag is strong, sassy and smart ~ a must have for young teenage women. It is counter-cultural, which means it is free from negative and unhealthy influences. Bella Rae will empower girls to get real, talk about the hard things, challenge the culture they live in and choose to live with hope, empathy, intelligence and creativity. The pages are filled with a vibrant collection of expert advice, real stories, role models with substance, fashion shoots, travel adventures, beautiful glimpses of paintings and drawings by artists, recipes and quizzes! This magazine is a trustworthy resource for every girl.
Bella Rae also comes with a wonderful website! ~ Bellaraemag.com
Indulge in the delightful blog where you can select anything you wish to read, including: beauty, health & fitness, fashion, relationships, and positive affirmations and articles.
Check out this magazine for yourself from the library! 🙂