Support for Literacy and Numeracy

Various government programs and initiatives support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, including additional support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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Local Literacy and Numeracy activities 2018-19

The Australian Government recognises that literacy and numeracy skills are critical for student success in school and adult life and is committed to the improvement of literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students. In 2018, instead of supporting National Literacy and Numeracy Week, the Government has engaged The Smith Family to expand through libraries the national reach of two existing literacy and numeracy programs, Let's Read and Let's Count. For further information about these programs, please visit The Smith Family website.

Good to Great Schools Australia Pilot Program

The Good to Great Schools Australia Pilot Program aims to support primary schools in the use of Explicit Instruction to improve the literacy, numeracy and science outcomes of students and increase teacher pedagogical skills.