Roxburgh Park Primary School prides itself on offering all students a comprehensive and effective literacy education. Literacy is a curriculum priority within the school. All students' skills are supported and extended at all grade and ability levels. We also offer a specialised enrichment program to challenge our students and support their learning needs. We have an extensive library and our children have weekly opportunities to borrow books to share with their family and friends.
Book Week is a highlight of the school year. Staff and students dress up as their favourite book characters, good literature is celebrated and parents and families are invited to join in the fun!
Key elements of our literacy programs are:
Daily focused two hour literacy lessons where students engage with a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts for enjoyment. They listen, read, view, respond, interpret and evaluate a wide range of texts.
Writing sessions, where students are exposed to and write a variety of genres, as well as participating in handwriting, spelling and grammar lessons
Development of Digital literacy, through the use of programs such as reading eggs and Scholastic Learning Zone
Encouragement and development of oral language skills through weekly ‘talk homework’
Training and Professional Development of staff, to stay updated with current literacy practices, research and information.
Whole school commitment to delivering quality literacy learning
Support, training and information for parents wishing to support their child's literacy learning
Ongoing assessment of literacy skills
Sharing of student progress with parents on a regular basis
Planned and structured literacy programs specific to the individual needs of each student and focused teaching to support and direct extended learning
Literacy is central to all learning at Roxburgh Park Primary School and students are actively engaged in literacy activities to complement their overall learning and specific literacy skills
SEMESTER ONE UPDATE!
Semester One has been an exciting time at Roxburgh Park Primary School. We have been writing and publishing some amazing stories during Big Write time. You will see some of our work displayed in the foyer, corridors and in our classrooms.
We have had teachers from schools all around Australia visit us to see our Big Write program in action! Three teachers from Sarina State School spent two days with us, observing VCOP and writing sessions. This was a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and resources and to celebrate our student’s writing.
Roxburgh Park Primary School also hosted the ‘Big Write Showcase Forum’ held by Andrell Education. Four schools from around the state, shared their Big Write journeys and celebrated good teaching and learning ideas.
The Literacy Network Meeting was held in Term Two and over seventy teachers from across the Region collaborated to create some reading resources.
All students have been accessing the Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress website. This is a wonderful site to practise reading, grammar and spelling skills. The Grade Three to Six students have been working hard at their home reading this Semester. They have read over 4,561,663words. What a super effort!