Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society (UNESCO, 2004; 2017).
English/literacy is taught from Prep to Year 6, using the Australian Curriculum. The English Curriculum is divided into Language, Literacy and Literature and encompasses ‘speaking and listening’, ‘reading and viewing’, writing and spelling. At Waimea we believe that English/literacy should encompass all these areas and is taught through all learning areas. We offer our students a range of learning experiences that seek to create confident, critical, and creative thinkers who learn to analyse, understand, and communicate with the world around them in a supportive and nurturing environment.