St Mary's School has been given the opportunity to participate in the National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy. This is a state-wide program involving government and non-government schools and represents significant funding from the Commonwealth Government to New South Wales schools, as well as a co-contribution from the State Government.
Common to all schools in this National Partnership is the objective of raising overall attainment so that NSW primary school students in Stages 2 and 3 gain reading or numeracy skills to actively engage in school and in society.
Our teachers have participated in a school leadership program providing us with an opportunity to explore in greater depth what good learning looks like. We have developed a plan to support whole school strategies aimed at improving our student outcomes in reading. Teachers will engage in ongoing professional learning using the First Steps Second Edition Reading resource in order to build capacity to deliver consistent, high quality instruction. Students who are experiencing difficulty in reading will be supported through individual learning plans and will access the MULTILIT (Making Up Lost Time in Literacy) remedial reading program. To learn more go to our school plan.