At Mitcham Primary School we believe students become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society.

We also recognise literacy as an essential skill for students in becoming successful learners and as a foundation for success in all learning areas.

A balanced Literacy Program begins in the early years with a synthetic phonic approach to reading.

Our students are inspired with rich, authentic writing tasks that enable them to understand the true value and purpose of the writing process whilst being explicitly taught the conventions of grammar, punctuation and handwriting. Strong links are made between reading and writing.

Each classroom also provides a rich vocabulary oral language program with daily opportunities for children to develop their language skills

Mitcham Primary fosters a love of reading. We provide opportunities for children to question, make connections, infer meaning and develop deeper understandings about their world.

A positive and structured environment is created to enable students to develop the necessary skills and attitudes to become active, self-directed learners in Literacy.