Mount Anville Secondary School

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy is probably the most fundamental and crucial part of education and life-long learning. Without it, all other learning is impossible. Traditionally we have thought about literacy as the skills of reading and writing; but today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more than that.

It is defined as “the capacity to read, understand and critically appreciate various forms of communication including spoken language, printed text, broadcast media, and digital media.”(DES, 2011 p.8)

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

In response to the national strategy (2011-2020) to improve literacy and numeracy, Mount Anville has developed a series of initiatives to boost both students’ literacy, and digital literacy capacities.

  • Manage a qualitative and quantitative 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
  • Students’ competency and confidence in oral expression will be improved through the use of pubic speaking classes, Classroom Based Assessments, and oral exams

News
19-Oct-2021
To commemorate our goal of Social Awareness we are holding a creative writing competition. The theme of our competition is Climate Change. There are excellent prizes.
13-Oct-2021
Congratulations to Chloe Griffin & Sophie Kennedy (U16 Girls), Sally Traynor (U18 Girls) & Ali Griffin (U20) on representing Leinster at the Interpros over the weekend.
11-Oct-2021
This week is “Minding my Mind” week within the school, where we talk about mental health and wellbeing.
05-Oct-2021
Congratulations and well done to our Transition Year students who lined the red carpet, to welcome the children of Laura Lynn Children's Hospice to their Oscars on Saturday.
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Dublin 14
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