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  • Whole School Reading Strategy

    Posted On 04 March, 2020

    'Whole School Reading Strategy'

    Jennifer Pollock  |  Deputy Curriculum  |  21 February 2020


    Research indicates that children who are proficient readers are more likely to achieve strongly across all academic performance indicators (Cullinan, 2000). Research has also revealed that there is a strong correlation between a child’s reading proficiency and their achievement in maths and science (Cromley, 2009;Ercikan et al., 2015). Other studies have shown that independent reading outside the school environment positively impacts both reading proficiency, student learning and performance on achievement tests. (Anderson, et al, 1988)


    Hence, as part of the Whole School Reading Strategy, students in Years K-9 will be strongly encouraged to participate in this year’s NSW Premiers’ Reading Challenge which will be launched at St Luke’s Grammar School on Tuesday 3 March. Further information is available at :