As well as being a key learning area in its own right, English has a wider role as a means of learning in all curriculum areas.
By studying, responding to and creating a variety of texts, children will learn to:
- communicate effectively
- use language to make meaning according to their purpose, audience and context
- think in ways that are imaginative, creative, interpretive and critical
- express themselves and their relationships with others in their world
- reflect on their learning
Students will value and appreciate the:
- importance of English to learning
- personal enrichment to be gained from a love of English, literature and learning
- power of language
- role of language in developing positive relationships
- diversity and beauty of language
- independence gained from thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically.
At OLQP we aim to develop the competence and confidence of all students in learning and using English, thus enabling them to effectively participate in our society. We also support this through the following four areas.
Reading Recovery is an early literacy intervention that provides one-to-one teaching for children who need greater assistance in learning to read and write following their first year of school. It is a daily, individualised program delivered by a specialist teacher that engages children in reading books and writing their own stories. It enhances classroom programs and enables children to quickly 'catch up' to the average level of their class. Reading Recovery builds on the strengths of each child and encourages them to become independent, strategic readers and writers.
Literacy Support is an effective intervention programme designed to support children from Kindergarten to Year Six who need greater assistance in order to develop the appropriate literacy skills for their stage. In addition to their classroom programme, eligible children receive extra support within a small group situation.
Case Management Meetings
Case management meetings provide an opportunity for additional support for students who require further modification of classroom programs. This meeting would involve the class teacher and a member of the leadership team. It could also include a learning support teacher or a former teacher of the student. The aim is to address the specific needs of a student in order to further support their learning in the classroom.
OLQP’s library has a large collection of fiction and non-fiction books to suit all reading and interest levels in the school. It is fully computerised and the children are encouraged to use the computers to search for reference material as well as for borrowing and returning of books. The library serves as a support to the learning processes of the classroom, as well as being an important recreational facility.Learn more