St Joseph’s Balranald has been given the opportunity to participate in the Australian Government’s National Partnerships in Literacy and Numeracy. This is a state-wide program involving government and non-government schools and represents significant funding from the Commonwealth Government to New South Wales schools, as well as a co-contribution from the State Government.
Common to all schools in the National Partnership is the objective of raising overall attainment so that NSW primary school students in stages 2 and 3 gain reading or Numeracy skills to actively engage in school and society.
All teaching staff have participated in a recently developed school leadership program and will work together to support whole school strategies aimed at improving our student outcomes in reading. Teachers will have ongoing professional development to support our reading program, ‘First Steps’, a whole school program and for students who are experiencing difficulty in reading, we are developing individual learning plans and will access the MULTILIT (Making Up Lost Time In Literacy) remedial reading program. To find out more, please take a look at our school plan.