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Bringing School Learning into Homes

Carlton Primary School, VIC

Carlton Primary School’s student cohort, is one of the most disadvantaged in the state. 96% of the students have a refugee or migrant background, with the majority being from the Horn of Africa. The school has noticed an increase of children coming to school with English as a first language, but English learned from peers, and thus limited vocab – essential for comprehension.

Carlton Primary has a vision of greater literacy interaction at home, children learning from parents who feel empowered to be their children’s first teacher. The school plans to produce videos that show parents how they are educators, clearly demonstrating ways to share literacy and numeracy experiences with children, regardless of a parent’s own experience with English.

The videos will utilise bilingual members of the local community, to support parental engagement and empowerment. The school knows the importance of reading to children, but that it can be hard to know how and when to correct, and how to use household objects to play games and teach. The videos will make this clear and accessible.

By ensuring children learn at home, literacy skills of both parents and students will rise – giving some of the state’s most disadvantaged children the chance to surge ahead with their education.

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Carlton Primary School

CARLTON, VIC

www.carltonprimaryschool.vic.edu.au

Carlton Primary School’s student cohort, is one of the most disadvantaged in the state. 96% of the students have a refugee or migrant background, with the majority being from the Horn of Africa. The school has noticed an increase of children coming to school with English as a first language, but English learned from peers, and thus limited vocab – essential for comprehension.

Carlton Primary has a vision of greater literacy interaction at home, children learning from parents who feel empowered to be their children’s first teacher. The school plans to produce videos that show parents how they are educators, clearly demonstrating ways to share literacy and numeracy experiences with children, regardless of a parent’s own experience with English.

The videos will utilise bilingual members of the local community, to support parental engagement and empowerment. The school knows the importance of reading to children, but that it can be hard to know how and when to correct, and how to use household objects to play games and teach. The videos will make this clear and accessible.

By ensuring children learn at home, literacy skills of both parents and students will rise – giving some of the state’s most disadvantaged children the chance to surge ahead with their education.

Carlton Primary School

CARLTON,

www.carltonprimaryschool.vic.edu.au