“Literacy is about people’s ability to function in society as private individuals, active citizen’s employees or parents… Literacy is about people’s self-esteem, their interaction with others, their health and employability. Ultimately literacy is about whether a society is fit for the future.”
Final report of the EU High Level Group of Experts on Literacy 2012
Literacy is central to everything that we do in St John Bosco College as it is key to every child’s achievement both in school and in adult life.
Developing a child’s literacy does not end at the school gate but is something that must be supported and developed further at home.
"Without confidence and love, there can be no true education." Don Bosco
Good literacy skills are fundamental to success, not only in education but in life itself. Good communication, speaking, reading and writing skills are core to each student’s confidence as a learner, and thus we as a school have a duty to develop these skills. Improving literacy skills across the curriculum holistically supports the progress and achievement of all our students in every aspect of their learning and education.
What are the benefits of good literacy for the child?
Please click on the link below for a recommended reading list for secondary students: