At Holy Name school our aim is to develop independent, responsible learners who are self-motivated and engaged in their literacy learning journey.

We …

  • provide learning and teaching opportunities to meet the individual needs of students
  • build and maintain a positive partnership between home and school to support ongoing student learning
  • provide rich learning experiences to develop life-long learners
  • closely monitor and assess students to inform and plan for student’s needs



When teaching English at Holy Name the emphasis is on raising the standards of each and every individual student. Our intention is to personalise their learning path so they feel engaged as a learner and challenged to succeed, in order to become high achievers, both at school and in their future years.

Our literacy focus for Prep-2 is all about laying the foundations for the development of student’s literacy knowledge. In Years 3 -4 we build on that foundational knowledge and in Years 5-6 our aim is to consolidate and extend student’s knowledge.



Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart, by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by age eight.

(Mem Fox, Reading Magic.)