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On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you are doing for one hour and pick up a book.  We want all Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. Take the time to learn, grow, escape and relax.

In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future.

In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.

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TEAR Read-a-thon at St Stephen's School

Donate online to the Year 7 or 8 Read-a-thon

  

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Databases: A list of "Open access" databases. 

Featured Research Guides:

ANZAC DAY

ANZAC Day, April 25th, marks the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. Today, it is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

NATURAL DISASTERS

Australia experiences a range of 'natural disasters' including bushfires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes and landslides.

Health10 Drugs - Digging Deeper

An in-depth study of the effect of drugs on the user and their family and the process to cure an addiction and rehabilitate the drug user.

INDONESIA

Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia that consists entirely of islands—more than 17,500 of them. The islands of Indonesia stretch across more than 5,150 kilometers of tropical ocean along the equator. Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world. 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE : His life and works

Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over 150 short and long poems, many of which are considered to be the finest ever written in the English language. 

ART & ARTISTS

Investigating the identity, social, cultural, political and economic context of a range of artists.

ANCIENT AUSTRALIANS

The indigenous people of Australia are the country's earliest inhabitants, living here for 40 - 60 thousand years. 

THE DREAMING STORIES

Animated stories of Aboriginal culture and creation.

OUTSIDERS : Refugees in Australian Society

A common humanity! This unit explores the idea that all humanity is connected and it is this interconnectedness that is our common humanity. 

ROTTNEST ISLAND

Rottnest Island, known as Wadjemup to the local Noongar people, is and island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18 kilometres west of Fremantle.

READ ALOUD BOOKS

Use a QR code reader to listen to popular stories, narrated by well known actors.

AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY

Examines icons, events, people and places that epitomise Australians.

PYGMALION

Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912.  It is continually being performed as a play, a musical and adapted to film, the most well known being "My Fair Lady" (1964).