Literacy is the key to all learning. We provide teaching and learning opportunities that will motivate and engage students and develop the skills necessary for success at school and lead them to access the opportunities available to them in our world.
Our students learn to appreciate, enjoy and use language and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, form and express ideas, to inform, persuade and to entertain.
Our Literacy program incorporates the development of listening and speaking, reading and written skills within a daily two-hour literacy workshop focussing on whole class and small group instruction with opportunity for students to reflect and share their learning.
To amplify our children’s learning and give meaning and opportunity to implement these skills they are linked with the inquiry topic being investigated, to provide a purpose as well as real life connections. A key feature of the program is the ongoing identification, planning and monitoring of students’ learning to ensure students’ individual needs are being met.
Our Reading Recovery Program which provides additional support to students in their second year of schooling, is an integral part of the early literacy program.
GRIN (Getting ready in Numeracy) and GRIL (Getting ready in Literacy) are intervention support programs offered in the middle school years.