Marymount Convent School has had a long-standing tradition of producing Ladies of Eloquence. That still remains the main focus of the English curriculum here. We believe that our pupils should experience the holistic nature of language and grow to be competent and confident users of the English language. Our pupils are exposed to children’s literature through STELLAR, our primary approach, as well as through our school-based reading programmes. By teaching them to appreciate the nuances of language and the techniques writers use to bring across meaning, we hope to develop critical thinking skills in our pupils. In addition, the English programme hones the pupils’ reading, comprehension, oral and writing skills.
Reading @ MCS
The English curriculum enhances pupils’ oracy skills through programmes like ‘Show and Tell’, ‘Characters come Alive!’ and ‘MCS Newscasters’. In ‘Characters come Alive!’, pupils take on the role of characters from one or more STELLAR stories and give them their own flavor while in ‘MCS Newscasters’, pupils experience putting together a news-worthy article and presenting it as if they were real newscasters.
Plain English Speaking Award (PESA)
- To date, 3 of our lower primary pupils and 5 of our upper primary pupils have been placed among the top three in their respective categories.
(a) Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition
- Since 2010, we have achieved 2 silver awards and 3 bronze awards
(b) Anti-Drug Essay Writing Competition
- Since 2009, we have clinched 4 merit awards
Reading@MCS - Class Library
MLEA : Sandwich making
MLEA: Class Writing
MLEA: Group Writing
MLEA: Bubble Trouble