To define literacy as a set of reading and writing skills is just the starting point. Students require many literacies that will enable them to communicate, interpret and participate fully now and in the future. The diverse literacy practices here at St Bernadette’s develop our students’ knowledge and dispositions so that they have greater agency to act upon the world and the diverse contexts in which they live.

Learning to be literate is an ongoing process for students as they develop the capacities to read their world and confidently access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in activities at school and in their lives beyond school.

Our vibrant literacy program is enhanced through evidence based initiatives such as InitiaLit, Spell-It, and The Writing Revolution