Our Program aims to develop a love of life long reading and essential literacy skills and strategies to enable them to communicate effectively and actively engage in an ever-changing world.
Literacy competency is essential to all learning areas therefore we have investigated data and current trends, in order to become informed by research-based best practice and as a staff work collaboratively to audit and reflect on teaching methods.
From Foundation to Year 2, students are taught the alphabetic code through a synthetic phonics approach. This approach ensures all students are developing their spelling, syllable and morphemic knowledge in a systematic and cumulative manner to greater support their ability to decode (read) and encode (write) words successfully.
In Year 3-6 emphasis is placed on developing and consolidating comprehension skills, accuracy and fluency when reading and through written tasks through whole class, small group and individual focus groups.