'Ours is not to reap the harvest, Ours is just to sow the seed'
Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey

The Pichet Library

The Pichet Library

The Pichet Library in Mount Sackville was so named after the first Mother Superior at Mount Sackville, Mother Pichet.071 MS Website 2018.JPG

In Mount Sackville we have a beautiful and spacious library. We are blessed to have a full-time librarian, Ms Hazel Scanlon. Ms Scanlon leads our Accelerated Reader Programme as well as supports our students to find books at each student's interest and level, embrace research and provides a quiet place of peace where imaginations are afforded the opportunity to soar high above the ordinary of every day.

We practice Star Assessment and Accelerated Reading (AR) from Renaissance Learning.

STAR Assessment is a computer-adaptive assessment for reading and literacy that incorporates empirically validated learning progressions. It offers us baseline data with reference to where our students are in terms of their literacy and where they need to progress to in terms of their reading practice, literacy and vocabulary skills. At present we have introduced this programme to our 1st and 2nd year groups in an effort to embed the love of reading for pleasure as well as reading for depth and comprehension.

068 MS Website 2018.JPGEach year we populate our new library and with your daughter's book choices in mind, we are satisfied that our selection order will be valuable and supportive to the growth of each students' interest and level of reading.

When a 1st or 2nd yr student completes a book she takes an AR quiz. The quiz focuses on her reading practice, her vocabulary skills or her literacy skills. Every book in the AR system has an accompanying quiz and the results of the quiz support literacy improvement and a solid reading culture that is at the heart of all learning. Our 1st and 2nd years aim to read one book every three weeks to avail of regular reading practice. We work to launch Home Connect for families at Christmas of each 1st year group. This way you can log in and explore your daughter's reading in the comfort of your own home.

If you would like to know more about Renaissance learning please visit the following website: http://www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader. We also suggest that you can go to http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/ to explore the ZPD of existing books being read by your daughter/s. This will also help you suggest books and help your daughter choose titles within her ZPD as well as her interest level.

For each of regular use you can also access the AR and AR book find website by clicking on the icons on the top right hand side of our site.

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07 2023
State Exams
16 2023
The Plurabelles Summer Camp
09 2023
Open Day
30 2023
October mid-term break
Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
D20 WP68

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