English is the key learning area where students develop knowledge, skills and understanding about English language and literature.
At St. Joseph’s we believe that reading, writing, spelling, talking and listening are inter-dependent. Growth in literacy skills is an individual process, and so programmes must be structured to provide for the individual. We encourage parents to read to their children and listen to their thoughts and ideas.
Talking and Listening
Teachers can facilitate students’ spoken language development in the following ways:
The main components of the reading programme are:
The main components of the writing programme are:
Spelling is part of the reading-writing programme. Spelling lists are composed from:
The N.S.W. Foundation style of handwriting is taught at St. Joseph’s.