South Burnett Times - - SOUTH BURNETT SCHOOL NEWS -

BRIS­BANE Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion has de­vel­oped an ini­tia­tive called Ex­cel­lent Learn­ing and Teach­ing with the pur­pose of im­prov­ing the lit­er­acy level of ev­ery stu­dent.

The pro­gram also helps to build the ca­pac­ity of class­room teach­ers to im­prove their im­pact on stu­dent learn­ing as each stu­dent’s suc­cess and well- be­ing is at the heart of our mis­sion as ed­u­ca­tors.

As part of the ini­tia­tive stu­dents are re­warded for re­mark­able achieve­ments in lit­er­acy and their photo and cer­tifi­cate are dis­played on the Re­mark­able Mo­ments Achieve­ment Wall.

Lead­ers from BCE will be vis­it­ing St Joseph’s in term four to join in a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion as­sem­bly where stu­dents will be con­grat­u­lated for their re­mark­able achieve­ments this year.

One way we are putting the Ex­cel­lent Learn­ing and Teach­ing ini­tia­tive into prac­tice is through Learn­ing Walks and Talks where the stu­dents are asked five ques­tions by staff about their lit­er­acy learn­ing:

What are you learn­ing? ( Learn­ing In­ten­tions)

How are you go­ing? ( Suc­cess Cri­te­ria) How do you know? ( Feed­back) How can you im­prove? ( Goal Set­ting) Where can you get help? ( Dis­po­si­tion)

We ask these ques­tions to en­sure stu­dents know what they are learn­ing so we can im­prove lit­er­acy.

We also work with the stu­dents to max­imise ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to con­sol­i­date read­ing strate­gies through mul­ti­ple prac­tice read­ing ses­sions, guided read­ing and fo­cused lit­er­acy time, which tar­gets ac­tiv­i­ties based on stu­dent learn­ing needs.

There are so many won­der­ful sto­ries of growth and learn­ing suc­cess com­ing from our classes at St Joseph’s.

Not only have the teach­ers worked tire­lessly to pro­vide en­gag­ing, thought- pro­vok­ing lessons each day, our stu­dents have con­tin­ued to chal­lenge them­selves to be bet­ter in their learn­ing.


POS­I­TIVE FEED­BACK: Prep stu­dents are re­warded for their Re­mark­able Mo­ments at St Joseph’s.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.