In literacy children study, use and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually or through reading and writing.
The understanding, using, and creating of oral, written and visual texts of increasing complexity are at the heart of literacy learning. By engaging with literacy children become increasingly skilled speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers - skills that enable them to participate fully in the life of New Zealand and the wider world.
At Whangarei Primary School our approach to literacy is based around the dimensions of effective practice:
We believe in fostering a 'love of literacy' which in turn gives our students the skills to expand their world.