Mount Anville Secondary School

Curriculum - Literacy

Congratulations to Alice Conroy in Sophie 2, who won The Great "Bookish" Bake-Off on Friday, March 9th with her wonderful and colourful Dr Seuss-inspired cupcakes! Well done to all the girls who took part: Emma Smith, Emily Dewan, Lucy O Connell and Nicole Jia. The cakes were so creative and it was a tough competition!

Operation Read 2018


Following on from the success of 'Operation Read!' last year with Transition Year, this year's Second Years will begin their reading journeys on Monday, February 26th! This is a student-led reading drive that will see 2nd Years divided into 4 reading groups, based on their reading habits. The groups are: The Book Worms, The Sporadical Readers, The Book Squirms and Don't Read, Won't Read. Each group will "Follow the Reader" and aim to meet their weekly reading targets! Book-themed events such as 'The Great Bookish Bake Off' and a fancy dress Book Ball will take place during the 3 week run. What better time to engage in Reading for Pleasure other than during Literacy Week?!

Follow the Second Year's success here on the website! And now, "Ready, steady, READ!"

What is Literacy?

'Literacy includes the ability to use and understand spoken language, print, writing and digital media'

Source: (Department of Education and Skills. “Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life.” 2011.)

Can you Spell?

This year, the school will be continuing with our spelling campaign. In addition to our list of 20 words from last year, we have selected 25 new commonly misspelt words and focussed on five of them each week. Having tested a number of the students at the outset of the campaign, we will be re-examining them regularly to assess its effectiveness.


Our School will introduce the following initiatives:
  • Introduce a qualitative and quantative reading programme across the school to ensure that all our students develop a habit of reading,
  • Each teacher will use a literacy checklist to ensure that literacy is embedded in every class,
  • Each Subject Department will teach the key vocabulary/terms to each student,
  • Ensure that each student is offered a regular reading class,
  • Multi language debating opportunities will be offered at all levels

Info for Parents

Here are some useful tips and resources for parents to encourage your children to develop a habit of reading for pleasure and to learn how to use information effectively.

Info for students

Here are some useful tips and resources for students to encourage reading for pleasure and the effective use of information.
17 Dec -
House Examinations for 1st, 2nd TY and 5th Year Begin
21 Dec -
Christmas Holidays begin
21 Dec -
House Carol Competition and Senior House Letter Swop
For all students (aged 15-18 inclusive)! Why not write an article or make a video report that informs, challenges and raises important issues on the topic: The Challenge of Climate Change .
Here are the winners of our Flash Fiction competition. Please click on each of the names to read the winning entries.
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