At Beaumaris Primary, we believe that literacy is the key to learning and success in later education and in everyday life. Literacy skills underpin success in all other learning. 

Our English program encompasses all forms of communications: listening and speaking, reading and writing.

The Early Years of Schooling is seen as a important time for the development of basic literacy skills, so theEarly Years Literacy Program is implemented from Prep to Year 4. 

In Middle Years (5-6), teachers use strategies to challenge and extend their students to become independent speakers, readers and writers. 


Our English program aims to develop:

•  A knowledge of the ways in which language varies according to context, purpose, audience and content, and the capacity to apply this knowledge

•  A knowledge of the linguistic patterns used to construct different texts and the capacity to apply this knowledge

•  An appreciation and understanding of a range of texts

•  The capacity to discuss and analyse texts


Julie Shepherd – English Consultant presented an information morning for our Foundation parents. Julie’s presentation covered how to assist your child in literacy during their Foundation year. For a copy of the presentation handout – please click here.