Literacy and language development is a cornerstone of the learning program in the Junior School.
Language development is integrated throughout the curriculum and its importance is recognised in all that students say and do.
Literacy involves many components including speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and thinking within a cultural context. Each component is dependent upon the others. It also focuses on the process learning approach which builds on the natural interests of the child, and on experiences provided by the home, school and the wider community. It enables students to recognise and select language appropriate to different situations in both oral and written contexts.
The ability to use language across the curriculum, in a variety of forms and in different contexts, empowers students so that they can have access to the full range of opportunities offered by the community and beyond.