At St Josephs, achieving high standards in Literacy is a priority.
Teachers understand their individual students Literacy learning needs and instruction is individualised to maximise learning.
Features of the Literacy Program at St Joseph’s include:
- A contemporary and consistent Curriculum is taught from Foundation to Year 6, so that all teachers share the same understandings and are knowledgeable about what they teach.
- There are high expectations of students’ learning at St Joseph’s. Students regularly reflect on their own learning and set new goals to achieve that are visible to the students, teachers and parents.
- Small group focused instruction from Foundation to Year 6 where students’ progress in Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening is frequently assessed and closely monitored by all teachers.
- Flexible groupings across the school allows students to work at their own level. Students needing extra support or extension are supported by their teacher, support staff members and intervention programs throughout the school. This allows for differentiation of all student’s needs.