Literacy and Numeracy
At Giralang Primary School the Australian Curriculum: English underpins the teaching of reading, writing, spelling, grammar and speaking and listening. Teachers use a balanced literacy approach to support students in developing essential literacy skills. Teachers use First Steps and BEE Spelling approaches to inform their planning so that lessons and activities meet the needs of students. Teachers in the early years also focus on developing phonological awareness and sight words knowledge to develop a firm foundation for reading, writing and spelling instruction.
At Giralang Primary School the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics forms the basis of our Mathematics curriculum. The curriculum is organised into three strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Teachers use the Middle Years Mental Computation and Count Me In Too programs to help differentiate tasks to meet individual student needs. This combined with using 'I Can' statements to make learning visible help to support our students in becoming lifelong learners as they take charge of their own learning through goal setting as well as reflecting on their progress towards these targets.
National Partnerships Literacy and Numeracy Field Officer
Giralang Primary School is fortunate to have a Literacy and Numeracy Field Officer on staff. The Field Officer's role is to support staff through coaching and mentoring staff to improve student outcomes. In addition to supporting staff, the Field Officer also supports the community through running information sessions that offer practical strategies for parents to use at home and organising school events such as Book Week celebrations.