Being literate enables students to understand, analyse and evaluate information, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others, and participate as active, confident and empowered learners at school and in society.
Defining Literacy and English
Literacy and English provide distinct, yet interrelated, essential learning for lifelong wellbeing and success. At Sydney Catholic Schools, all our teachers are teachers of literacy and students are given opportunities to apply and improve their knowledge and skills of the English language in a range of contexts.
NUMERACY & MATHEMATICS AT SYDNEY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Sydney Catholic Schools’ students become increasingly numerate through excellence in mathematics teaching, learning and assessment and opportunities to select, apply, and evaluate mathematics as numeracy when solving problems beyond the mathematics classroom.
To become numerate, both mathematics and numeracy are vital. At Sydney Cahtolic Schools, our approach is to focus on both.
Defining Numeracy and Mathematics
Numeracy and mathematics are different, yet interconnected.
Excellence in both numeracy and mathematics is characterised by high expectations for the learning, growth and achievement of every student through high levels of challenge and support provided by expert teachers who know the mathematics in the subjects they teach and who possess the positivity, passion and commitment to develop numerate students.