Our school focus for improvement is Writing.
Writing is a comprehensive area and according to
the Australian Curriculum definition is: To
write means to 'plan, compose, edit and publish texts in print or digital
forms. Writing usually involves activities using pencils, pens, word
processors; and/or using drawings, models, photos to represent text; and/or
using a scribe to record responses or produce recorded responses.'
Our focus for Term 1 is Spelling. We are
introducing the THRASS (Teaching handwriting, reading and spelling skills)
across our school. THRASS is a system for teaching learners of any age about
the building blocks of reading and spelling. Students identify the phonemes
(speech sounds) to choose the correct grapheme (spelling choice).
All staff at Landsborough State School participated
in two days of Professional Development to fully prepare them for the
introduction of THRASS across the school. There is great enthusiasm across our
staff as we look forward to being able to work with all students to improve
We offer parent workshops to educate parents and
carers on how to best support their child on their reading journey. Dates for
these are posted in our school newsletter and on the school Facebook page.
The school has invested heavily in providing
Teacher-aide ide support to every class during reading and writing time. We
welcome any parents, carers or grandparents who would also like to volunteer in
the class to support our children.
Our teachers are heavily committed to ensuring best
practice is happening across the school during writing. To ensure this we
constantly participate in a coaching cycle that includes observations and
feedback from trained coaches and regular Professional Learning.
If you are able
to help support writing or reading at Landsborough by helping in the class please
contact the school office.