At St Augustine’s Primary School we place a high importance on developing students’ literacy skills and knowledge to enable them to communicate effectively and creatively. Teachers provide a Literacy learning program that centres on students’ reading, writing and oral language development.
A variety of assessment approaches are utilised including Ob Survey, PAT-R, NAPLAN, S.A. Spelling, Fontis and Pinnell and Running Records to drive teaching. The data collected from assessment tasks is used to create and deliver effective, creative and relevant learning experiences that build on students’ prior knowledge and cater to their individual needs. The use of assessment data enables teachers to generate learning goals and experiences to appropriately support and extend students as they progress through individual stages of their literacy growth continuum.
St Augustine’s draws on the expertise of the school’s Speech Pathologist and Reading Recovery teacher to support students’ learning needs as well as support teachers in developing learning experiences to cater to all students.