At Marnebek we value and provide a Multi Sensory approach to Literacy curriculum delivery. Our Literacy program combines rich indoor and outdoor play experiences with guided learning activities that encourage students to develop at their own pace. Our teachers plan and deliver programs targeting individual students’ goals and needs with an emphasis on student-centred learning.
At Marnebek we believe communication underpins all areas of the curriculum and daily life. We employ programs and strategies to engaged in genuine opportunities to learn to communicate whether through spoken language or some form of augmentative and/or alternative communication e.g. picture symbols, signs or speech generating devices.
Literacy at our Main Campus follows the Victorian Curriculum and is categorised into ‘Reading and Viewing’, ‘Writing’ and ‘Speaking and Listening’. We have a consistent approach to teaching and learning and use a variety of evidenced based programs which cater to our students’ diverse abilities and learning profiles.
The VCAL curriculum is followed at Senior school with programs being delivered in Literacy Skills, Foundation Reading and Writing & Oral communication. These programs are aimed at developing literary skills in the social contexts of family, employment, further learning and community.
Our dedicated staff engage in frequent ongoing Literacy based Professional Development activities and have access to an extensive range of resources and skilled personnel.
We value and encourage parental involvement both at home and at school.
For more information: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/documents/vcal/infosheets/vcalinfo_literacy.pdf