Literacy & Learner Support
This course aims to encourage a greater confidence and enjoyment of reading. Students will improve their use of reading strategies to gain meaning from text and develop their writing skills. The students are taught in small groups or individually by teachers, with the support of teacher aides and volunteers from the community. A wide range of topics and resources are used to meet the learning needs of the students, who are selected through diagnostic testing or referred by deans, subject teachers, parents or their own request.
In Accordance with the New Zealand Curriculum the following Key Competencies are also focussed on:
- Managing self
- Relating to others
- Participating and contributing
- Using language, symbols
Reading Strategies are taught over these specific learning objectives.
Thematic topics such as Matariki, Easter, ANZACS,
Other curriculum support topics in Science and Social Studies are also followed in accordance