04 March 2015 Cheiban Elaro   | News | Year 07   Year 08   Year 09  
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The English Faculty is pleased to announce that we have initiated the participation of all Year 7, 8 and 9 students in an outstanding on-line literacy program called WordFlyers (www.wordflyers.com.au). This program incorporates reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills that cater for each student’s needs. As well there is a component that is linked to the NAPLAN literacy exams for years 7 and 9. It is an excellent way to reinforce what is being taught, and the skills being developed, in the classroom.

The program is developed by Blake Education and we are hoping all students will be working through the activities for at least 30 minutes each night. As well, the classroom teachers will have the option to upload assignments and homework for their individual classes in the near future.

As indicated in the letters we sent home with every student in years 7, 8 and 9, during week 3, the cost for WordFlyers is $5.00 for the whole year. This cost has been subsidised by the faculty. Please ask your son to pay the $5.00 to the front office if they have not already done so.

All year 7 and 9 students have been registered on-line. Each student will receive an email inviting them to choose a password and then the fun and learning will begin. We are using the students’ DEC emails. Please ask your son to log-on using the DEC user name and password. Year 8 students will be registered over the next week.
We are excited by this program and hope to have it as an integral part of the English curriculum henceforth. If you have any queries, please contact me at school on 9764 3611.

 

Cheiban Elaro
HT English