Our literacy program strives to empower students with the skills to confidently listen to, discuss, read, and view a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts.

We believe that this is achieved through the competent acquisition of the English language. Literacy throughout the school consists of a two-hour uninterrupted session that runs four to five times a week. Teachers work with students in small groups. Planning for individual needs ensures that each child feels successful in their learning.

Prep – 2

Students at this stage:

  • Listen and respond to texts.
  • Learn strategies, whilst engaged in texts, to become readers and writers.
  • Create texts for a range of purposes.
  • Follow the writing process of planning, composing, recording, revising and publishing.
  • Appreciate the way language provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, explore ideas, express opinions and listen to the opinions of others.

Grades 3 – 6

Students at this stage:

  • Use comprehension strategies to deepen their understanding of texts.
  • Nominate learning goals and choose activities to achieve these goals.
  • Use the writing process to produce text types with appropriate structure, language features and literary devices.
  • Consider their audience and purpose.
  • Use literacy skills to engage with the community.
  • Discuss ideas, justify opinions and consider the viewpoints of others.
  • Evaluate and think critically about what they read.

Reading Recovery

Students in Year 1 who are having difficulty learning to read and write, after good teaching practice, are selected for a series of Reading Recovery lessons. Reading Recovery enables students to become active and independent readers and writers, better able to join in the daily literacy activities of the classroom.

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