Literacy / Numeracy

Literacy and numeracy skills are fundamental parts of the curriculum for all levels of schooling.

Literacy at school

During their school years, children and young people continue to learn and refine their communication skills. At school children will create and make sense of a range of written, visual and spoken texts.

To succeed in all learning areas, students need literacy skills and knowledge to:

  • understand, analyse, interpret and evaluate information
  • develop and express ideas and opinions
  • interact with others and participate in activities at school.

To become effective learners, students need to be confident and motivated to use their literacy skills broadly. This can be observed when they:

  • manage their own learning to be self-sufficient
  • work harmoniously with others
  • are open to ideas, opinions and texts from and about diverse cultures
  • return to tasks to improve and enhance their work
  • are prepared to question the meanings and assumptions in texts.

Numeracy at school

At school, children and young people have opportunities to further develop logical thinking and reasoning so they can engage in all kinds of mathematical problem-solving.

Students become numerate as they develop the knowledge and skills to use mathematics confidently and purposefully across all learning areas at school and in their lives more broadly. In recognising and understanding the role of mathematics in the world, students learn the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions required for more complex mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving in a wide range of situations.

We are proud at Mandurah Primary School that our Literacy and Numeracy Programs are well regarded by parents, students  and staff through our annual surveys.


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