Last year we were identified as a National Partnership School in Literacy.
The results of students from non-English speaking backgrounds (ESL, English as a Second Language) are something we are very proud of, however when compared with non-ESL background students their results in standardised testing are not comparable until they have had several years of schooling.
National testing (NAPLAN) results entitled the school to extra support in the shape of a literacy coach. A coach is used to mentor and assist teachers in embedding the latest Literacy practices and has already proven to be the ‘most profound professional development’ our teachers have ever under gone.
This renewed focus on literacy practice continues for 2013/14. We are very confident of increased improvement for all of our students as a result.