Throughout the school, we place emphasis on developing effective communication by focusing on purposeful language interactions in every classroom from Prep to Year 6.
Our school places a strong emphasis on Literacy learning.
Speaking and Listening (Oral Language) skills are important for a students’ social, emotional and academic development. Opportunities for personal ‘Investigations’ support students in the early years to develop the confidence required to become effective speakers and listeners. Authentic opportunities to discuss ideas and present information further develops oral language in senior grades. Good oral language is the springboard for the development of reading and writing skills.
Our Reading Program aims to produce confident, competent and independent readers. Explicit teaching is structured and focused on the learning needs of each student in the class. A range of instructional strategies are used to develop reading fluency and comprehension skills. The Reading Recovery Program is an individual, daily half hour intensive Literacy program for Grade One children who require extra assistance. The program is provided by a fully trained Reading Recovery Specialist.
Our Writing program closely integrates with other areas of the curriculum. Students are provided with opportunities to develop their skills in writing across a range of genres and styles. The use of Information Technology is an integral part of our Literacy lessons which include the teaching of research skills needed to access and use information sources.