Literacy and Numeracy


A strong foundation in literacy is vital for students. It enables them to reach their full potential. At St Francis Xavier, our students are exposed to elements of whole class and small group learning experiences which are formulated around the Gradual Release of Responsibility model. Students are given the opportunity to learn and be exposed to explicit literary skills, before having a turn collaboratively and independently. English skills are taught through the use of quality texts to ensure rigorous learning experiences creating confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. With various intervention and extension programs available, students’ individual needs are catered for across the school.


We pride ourselves on tracking student growth across all year levels and offer targeted intervention to accelerate learning. With a focus on establishing strong foundation skills and meaningful and relevant conceptual understanding, we strive to support our students in developing a balanced mastery of Mathematics.

Specialist individual and small group intervention support is provided where required for students in both Literacy and Numeracy.