Literacy

 “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Literacy is the ability to read, write, design, speak and listen in ways that enable us to effectively communicate, make sense of and contribute to the diverse global and digital world in which we live.

In our schools teachers support students’ development of Literacy skills across all key learning areas, with a specific focus in English.

English is the one mandatory subject from Kindergarten to Year 12.

The aim of English is to enable students to:

  • understand and use language effectively
  • appreciate, reflect on and enjoy the English language; and
  • to make meaning in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive, critical and powerful.[i]

Our teachers work closely with their students to develop and apply these literacy skills in the context of rich literature in its varied forms. Schools are committed to meeting children’s literacy learning needs and create opportunities that foster students’ love of literature and learning and create a learning environment where they can:experiment with ideas and expression,

  • become active, independent and lifelong learners,
  • work with each other, and
  • reflect on their learning.[ii]

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