Literacy and Numeracy Priority
Literacy is a significant developmental process which incorporates the ability to communicate effectively within a broad range of diverse contexts. This is particularly relevant in our school context, given the large number of students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
If students are expected to become effective communicators, they need to become confident and competent in both receptive and productive areas of the Australian National Curriculum. Islamic School of Canberra endeavours to design and implement a curriculum that assists students in better understanding of language choices, based on the audience and the purpose. ISC will ensure that all teachers see literacy teaching as their prioritised responsibility and work towards raising the school’s literacy standards. To this end, we are currently participating in the AIS initiative on writing with the LNCA, in order to implement a school wide approach to writing using the 6+1 program.
Numeracy is a combination of skills which apply mathematics to meet the demands of school, personal, home, social and work life. Students require a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding in order to apply mathematical skills in a variety of situations. ISC will ensure that teachers use wide range of teaching tools and methods to cater for the numeracy demands of students with different needs. Islamic School of Canberra teachers will promote consistent and effective numeracy practices across key learning areas and will involve parents and the wider community, in a coordination of these learning practices.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)