OUR LEARNING

Literacy

The staff at St Vincent’s School believe in providing a wide range of learning opportunities for our students to assist in their development of literacy skills. These skills include the ability to listen, communicate both orally and through the written word, read for meaning and the effective use of technologies.

This pathway to literacy is developmental and individual for each child. Teachers seek to extend and challenge those who have demonstrated higher ability in literacy and support those that need assistance to achieve their own literacy goals. Differentiated literacy programs, a variety of resources and encouragement from teachers and support staff help in creating a learning environment in which children can thrive.

Students progress is continually monitored and analysed through a range of assessment resources and teacher observation. Students and school data is used to create new and innovative learning opportunities that will both challenge and support our students.

Students at St Vincent’s are motivated to develop ongoing skills and a life-long passion for literacy. This is achieved through:

  • A daily 90 minute literacy block.
  • Instructional, individual and shared reading.
  • Viewing and writing of a range of written texts.
  • Explicit teaching in the understanding and use of grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.
  • Interaction with a range of technologies including iPads.

All subject areas at St Vincent’s are viewed as opportunities to develop sound literacy skills and the creation of contemporary teaching and learning programs ensures that all elements of the new Australian Curriculum are developed.

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