We know that students cannot access the school curriculum effectively if they do not have the appropriate reading and writing skills required of the task. At St. Patrick’s we keep abreast of best practice approaches to developing literacy skills in all our students.
Our literacy program features daily Reading and Writing sessions across the school and incorporates explicit teaching practices such as: Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Guided Reading Reciprocal Teaching and Reader’s Circle as well as Shared Writing, Guided Writing and Interactive Writing. Students are involved in whole class, small group and independent learning tasks in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
Teachers utilise explicit teaching strategies and expose students to a variety of text types to equip them with the skills and knowledge that they will need to operate in today's world and become successful lifelong learners. Trained classroom helpers are a vital part of our Literacy program, providing valuable support to our teachers and students.