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Literacy

At Box Hill North Primary School, we have a whole-school approach to literacy ensuring continuity of teaching strategies from Foundation (Prep), through to Year 6.

We build literacy skills into all subject area and consistently evaluate and revise our school approach based on best practice.

During literacy sessions, students develop their understanding and skills through a variety of small group, whole group and individual instruction, designed to cater for specific learning needs whilst encouraging each and every student to become independent readers and writers. Strong links are made between reading and writing and all students develop skills in a wide variety of genre.

Access to a wireless network and notebooks enhances the student Literacy outcomes as they access internet resources for independent project work and research particularly in the upper grades. We also use on-line programs such as Reading Eggs.

Reading Recovery Early Intervention Program

Our Reading Recovery program provides highly valued support to children in Year 1 who have been identified as experiencing difficulty with literacy. Reading Recovery involves 30-minute lessons daily from a specially trained teacher until the child has ‘graduated’.

School Fair 26 November 2016

Testimonials

It is refreshing that fathers are just as welcome as mothers in school life. From Kindergarten where I have the opportunity to participate in my youngest boy’s class to school camp that I was fortunate to attend, I have always been encouraged and warmly welcomed. I have also thoroughly enjoyed participating in class room help for all my boys.

ChrisKinder, Years 3, 4, 5

The move into the grade 5/6 area which is separate from the rest of the school gives the kids a real sense of being the ‘big kids’ and is a start to their transition to secondary school and being more responsible.

EmmaYear 6

The school garden is such a fantastic feature of our school. Garden Club students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of gardening from the role of healthy soil to how to use silverbeet to make delicious pizzas. Science, nutrition and sustainability are explored in a truly hands on environment.

Kaylah AdamsFoundation teacher - Box Hill North Primary School

We run a progressive and innovative technology program to produce true 21st Century Citizens. Students in Prep enjoy using iPads and students in the senior school will be instructed with Ultrabooks as a part of our 1-to-1 program.

Tom DanielLevels 1 and 2 Teacher, ICT Coordinator