Presentation on theme: "E NHANCING STUDENT LITERACY THROUGH ENGAGEMENT WITH A DIVERSE LEARNING COMMUNITY Wiley Park Public School."— Presentation transcript:
E NHANCING STUDENT LITERACY THROUGH ENGAGEMENT WITH A DIVERSE LEARNING COMMUNITY Wiley Park Public School
OUR SCHOOL CONTEXT Wiley Park Public School is a large multi-cultural school located in South-Western Sydney. 24 classes including 3 support classes. 45 teaching staff including 3.6 ESL positions and 4 Community Language Teachers.
School Context Student Population Correct as of 04/04/2012 Whole School Population: 541 students LBOTE Population: 528 students LBOTE %: 97.78% ESB Population (No LBOTE) : 12 students New Arrivals Students: 12 students Refugees: 24 students Mobility rate: 18.6% 7 most popular home languages spoken by students at WPPS Arabic 36% English as 1st lang (may have LBOTE background) 13% Vietnamese 9% Bengali 9% Samoan 7% Urdu 6% Cook Island Maori 4% Indonesian 3% (Pacific Island 13.3% in total) 43 languages spoken at WPPS (Varieties of African and Burmese Languages are included in ‘African Languages’ and ‘Burmese Languages’)
OUR LITERACY JOURNEY Engaging Our Parent Community Engaging Our Students Engaging Our Teachers
ENGAGING OUR TEACHERS – LITERACY Demonstrations and in-class modelling Focus On Reading (FoR) Programming and Assessment Workshops and peer mentoring Programming and assessment Whole school approach Workshops Cross KLA project team Differentiation Best Start Regional Consultants Best Start K-2 Professional Development for Kindergarten Staff L3 Consultants Language, Learning and Literacy (L3) Professional Learning Programming New English Curriculum
ENGAGING OUR TEACHERS – NUMERACY & ICT Professional Learning Programming and assessment tool Numeracy Continuum Collaboratively Planning Working Mathematically Integrate ICT ICT and the Quality Framework Skills audit survey Targeted 3 ability groups Professional Development Mentoring
ENGAGING OUR TEACHERS - SUPPORT Implemented K-6 Joint programming and assessment Innovative Teaching and Learning Pods SMART teacher goals Reviewed annually by supervisors Incorporates the National Standards and School Plan Teacher Professional Learning TPL Funded by National Partnerships NP Professional Learning Demonstration lessons K-1 classes, Special Unit and Targeted Students Occupational and Speech Therapy Stage Leader Observations and feedback Support throughout Accreditation process Mentoring for New Scheme Teachers
ENGAGING OUR STUDENTS – PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES Homework Centre Books in Homes Reading Eggs and Mathletics iPads for each IO class to support ILP’s Bounce Back Refugee and Beginning School Well Kindergarten Project Free Vision Screening Active After School Learning Support Team LST Individual Learning Plans ILPs Creative and Preforming Arts CAPA Public Schools Sports Association PSSA K-6 Literacy Competitions
Attendance Dedicated Attendance Officer (AP) Regular Home School Liaison Officer (HSLO) auditing class rolls Restructuring school intervention process Identifying ‘at risk’ students Supporting families in crisis at a school and community level through our various external partners
SaCC Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre STARS Volunteers TAFE Catholic Care Wiley Park Public School Wiley Park Public School
PARENT AS LEARNING SUPPORT Numeracy and literacy workshops for parents in helping their children with learning at home.
Parent as Learning Support Leapfrogs transition to Kinder program Parent helpers in Support unit classrooms Regular information sessions (eg NAPLAN with CIO Fatima Amr ) Meet the teacher Parent teacher interviews Term Family Planner Cyber Bullying sesions
Parent as family and social skills mentor Good Beginnings pre-school Playgroup Beginning School Well Refugee pre-school program Corner café and Circle of Security programs facilitated by Catholic Care with school counsellor sessions on dealing with domestic issues Canterbury Family Support Agency interventions First Aid Courses
PARENT AS MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY o Community o consultation o Parent café o Parent cookery interest group o Parent lunch and info session on school services for targeted school community groups e.g. Pacific Island community o Cultural Exchange Program (The Oaks) o SLSO Refugee o Parents & Citizens Association
PARENT SOCIAL EXCURSIONS Parent Excursion to Fish Market with CLOs. Biggest Morning Tea with Robert Furolo. Parent Excursion to Auburn Botanical Garden.
MULTICULTURAL DAY Wiley Park Public School holds a Multicultural Day every year to celebrate their diversity through dancing, their cultural stories and food.
Parent as member of the Wider Community TAFE computer and English classes with Free Child Care Good Neighbour Program supported by Schools as Community (SAC) Other Sac programs Playgroups, Sewing Circles, Good Beginnings