The Key Learning Area of English is a very important area of the Curriculum as Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening are fundamental components affecting all aspects of schooling.
At St. Pius X we place a huge emphasis on Literacy. The strands of the English Syllabus are:
- Speaking and Listening
- Writing, Handwriting and Spelling
As Literacy enables students to fit into society, we strive to provide them with an all round balanced Literacy program.
The staff professional development program includes the following:
- Jolly Phonics
- Reading to Learn
Equipped with the knowledge from the above inservices they use a variety of strategies in their classrooms.
- Modelled reading
- Shared reading
- Guided reading
- Independent reading
- Modeled writing
- Joint construction
- Computer and Team board based programs