At Grovedale Primary School we regard the development of literacy skills as the foundation to all learning.


The program has a structure of a whole group teaching focus, followed by small focussed teaching groups of students with similar needs and whole group reflection at the end. To keep students engaged we plan a variety of literacy activities using books, games and technology.Each morning we run a two hour literacy block with a focus on reading and writing.

We highly value the support of parents in the classroom as we believe that teaching is a partnership between the school and the parents.

We see oral language as the basis for the development of all literacy skills. To support the students in their learning we run a targeted oral language program where small groups of students are withdrawn from the classroom.