The Renaissance Reading Program is a digital program that helps students and teachers manage and monitor independent reading practice.
Students pick a book at their own level (this is assessed by the program in English classes) and read it at their own pace. When students finish the book, they take a short quiz on the computer to check their understanding.
Students take their book with them to read for 5 minutes at the start of each class, with an English class, once a cycle, dedicated to library time and sustained reading.
As students read and take quizzes, they earn points and track their progress toward their individual reading goal.
Teachers conference regularly with students to support reading engagement, goal setting, and comprehension strategies.
Sustained and consistent reading builds ability and better academic achievement.
The Library is located on the north side of the Knight Street campus. It provides a welcoming and engaging space for students to study, read and collaborate. There is a dedicated senior study area, printer/copier access, board games, card games and with over 30,000 resources available in a variety of formats, including the latest in fiction, you are sure to find what you need.
Spend some time exploring our website by clicking on the following link Library website, giving you access to the library catalogues printed books, eBooks, eMagazines, audio books, Renaissance reading and ClickView videos.
A smaller branch of the library is located within the Jennings/Mungovan building at the Emmaus campus.
Learning and teaching is supported by an Information and Communications Technology rich environment designed to enhance teachers' abilities to deliver an effective and focused curriculum as well as providing the students with another tool to help them access the curriculum and deepen their knowledge and understanding. All students are provided with a notebook computer by the College.