Across the Broken Bay Diocesan School System, clearly articulated foundational beliefs underpin our work in literacy:

  1. It is a fundamental right of every student to be literate
  2. All students can achieve high standards given the right time, support and opportunity
  3. High expectations and early and on-going intervention are essential
  4. All teachers need to be able to articulate the instructional decisions they are making, and to explain why they teach the way they do.

We emphasise an effective system-wide approach to literacy, with a focus on the following components:

  • Leadership
  • Assessment, feedback and monitoring
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Early identification and intervention
  • On-going Professional Learning
  • School and classroom organisation
  • Home, school and community partnerships

Our goal is to work toward every student developing the skills to become a Literate Learner who:

  • Writes with purpose and clarity
  • Locates and accesses information from a variety of sources
  • Communicates effectively using visual text forms
  • Uses oral communication appropriate to purpose and audience
  • Reads for purpose and pleasure
  • Reads and interprets visual text forms
  • Thinks critically
  • Solves problems
  • Continues to evolve as a literacy learner through engagement in life-long learning

View our Literacy Statement