At St Mary’s School we aim to develop the children’s competency in:
- speaking and listening.
We believe that the acquisition of skills in these areas are vital to all other learning and that through them students can be assured of access to the full range of opportunities offered by society.
Within their daily English lessons, students participate in a range of activities including:
- Guided reading tasks
- Listening posts
- Comprehension activities
- Literacy games
- Show and Tell
- Oral presentations
These activities ensure that students are given the opportunity to:
- Experience a broad range of literature
- Reflect on literature
- Participate in spelling activities
- Read, write, listen and speak for various audiences
Through participation in a range of activities and careful planning and programming to meet students needs, teachers are able to create a learning environment that is:
St Mary’s School works in conjunction with the Townsville Catholic Education Office to ensure that the most up-to-date and effective literacy teaching practices are implemented.