At Port Fairy Consolidated School we understand how vital literacy skills are. Our Literacy framework prepares children for life in our ever changing world through ensuring that all students are supported and encouraged to succeed.

Explicit and systematic teaching of fundamental knowledge and skills is the pillar of our approach at PFCS. This provides the best possible environment for all students to develop the ability to read, write and understand the rules that govern the English language.

PFCS follows what the Science states around literacy instruction. This approach is delivering outstanding results for all students.

Our structured reading and writing approach includes:

  • Explicit teaching of phonological awareness and phonics. (Sounds Write)
  • Guided practice to improve fluency
  • Vocabulary development. Including structured morphology from Foundation to Year 6
  • Explicit teaching of comprehension strategies(STARS &CARS)