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[ CLICK HERE ] to view and find your [passwords here] The election in the Netherlands was the first of three important votes in EU member countries this year. (The other two are in France and Germany.) After last year's unexpected 'leave' vote in the United Kingdom...

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Special Report: Women in Business

In this report Young women starting a career now are likely to think their prospects for success in business have never looked so good. Under pressure from activists and some government ministers, and with growing evidence that diversity at the top helps the bottom...

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Please click [HERE] to access the latest issue of the Newsademic newspaper. www.worldwide.newsademic.com Donald J. Trump, an unconventional president. Few people know what to expect during the forthcoming Trump presidency. What all are agreed on is that it will be...

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LATEST ISSUE

Please click the link below to access the latest issue of the Newsademic newspaper. www.worldwide.newsademic.com USERNAME and PASSWORDS can be found HERE. Japan's prime minister has visited Pearl Harbor. There, he met with the American president. This has not happened...

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We may be close to ending poverty as we know it.

ARE WE CLOSE TO ENDING POVERTY? BY STUART PATTERSON Are we close to ending poverty? That depends on how you define the term. According to data from the World Bank and the Census Bureau, poverty is down in the U.S. and the world at large. That’s good news, but...

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December 2nd: International day for the abolition of slavery

From THE DAY: "The UN (United Nations) says 21m people are now trapped in slavery globally; others suggest that estimate is conservative. The Salvation Army reports a fivefold increase in slavery cases in England and Wales since 2012. On December 2nd 1949 the UN...

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Latest Edition: Newsademic

Inside this issue: The Marrakesh Conference on Climate Change. Word of the year : "Post-truth". Rwanda's energy lake. Metal world: The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The Colosseum : The Circus Maximus. Narwhals : seeing with sound Missing warships.The...

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I’m in the mood for books that are…

 NoveList is here to help. Search by genre, age, Read-alikes then jump over to Destiny Quest to see if we have that book in the NIST libraries. If it is not there, send a request to Mr Philip or Ms Robyn and we will get it in for...

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Video of the week from THE DAY

Mapping how Americans talk This video reveals patterns of migration, unexpected linguistic kinships between regions, and the awesome variety of words we say and how we say them … Watch the...

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The Mechai Learning Commons Philosophy

We believe the our learning commons is a community space that serves as a place for ideas, reflection, collboration and interaction to promote learning. It is an environment where both print and digital literacy are used to provoke inquiry, extend curiosity and enrich imagination.


Our learning commons is a welcoming and engaging central hub that connects our multilingual community.

Elementary Literature Recommendations

The Nest

Author: Kenneth Oppel

This is a truly creepy book… One part fairytale and nine parts horror!

Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless) with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.

For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to

The Nowhere Emporium

Author: Ross MacKenzie

Scottish Children’s Book Awards Shortlisted title

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the ‘shop from nowhere’ — and its owner, Mr Silver — draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver’s apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium’s vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms — rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. But when Mr Silver disappears, and…

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