Our Literacy program structured around the Daily 5 framework develops lifelong habits of reading, writing and working independently. Daily 5 is delivered through the CAFE (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand vocabulary) system of instruction, where students work with teachers on individualised goals, comprehension, accuracy, fluency and expanding vocabulary. This program is recognised worldwide and is overseen by our Literacy Coordinator. It involves two dedicated hours a day working independently and in small and large focussed teaching groups.
Daily 5 develops skills and stamina for students to read to self, work on writing, read to someone, listen to reading and work on words. Students are accountable for their own learning, choosing developmentally appropriate Good-Fit books for reading. Students use the CAFE strategies to set reading and writing goals that identify key improvement strategies during regular conferences with teachers.
Should students be in need of additional attention in the early years, our Literacy Intervention program provides short term one on one intervention, allowing students to continue progressing with their peers in the classroom.
Literacy Support and extension is also offered for students in the middle and senior school.
Students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) are supported through funded programs by qualified teachers, encouraging assimilation with peers and the school community.