At St Mary's we provide a high quality English program which equips students with English knowledge and skills enabling them to become confident communicators, creative thinkers, problem solvers and informed citizens.
Every morning the students at St Mary's engage in purposeful activities in listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing. A focus on whole class, small groups and individual needs is a priority at St Mary's. Content is drawn from the Australian Curriculum in Victoria (AusVELS) and is organised into 3 strands : Language, Literature and Literacy.
St Mary's English program provides a range of interventions to support children. Included in these interventions are the following programs:
Reading Recovery- Reading Recovery is a short term early intervention program providing additional support for students in Year 1.
G.R.R.E.A.D. The Group Reading and Re-reading Easy Texts Daily program assists students with developing fluency and comprehension skills for students in Years 1 to 6.
ERIK Program- Early Reading Intervention and Knowledge program assists and supports students in Years 3 and 4.
P.E.R.I. - Phonological Early Reading Intervention program assists and supports Years 2, 3 & 4 students in developing skills for reading.