Curriculum Matters

Curriculum Matters

Cross Age Tutoring 2021 

 Servanthood is about attitude. Leaders seek ways they can add value to others, which is primarily through serving them.  

Around 100 students from Year 7 to 11, are exemplifying such servant leadership through their involvement in the 2021 Cross Age Reading and Cross Age Tutoring programs. During Week 7 of this term, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 participated in a training session to upskill on book walks, retell, and reading strategies. Attending before school sessions, they support their Year 1, 2 or 3 reading buddy, diligently by asking here, hidden, head and heart questions after the completion of each book, to check for comprehension.   

Students from Years 10 and 11 will join the program in Term 3 to work with teacher selected students in Prep and Year 1. Through games and hands on activities, these students will practice beginning literacy skills, including letter and sound knowledge, blending and segmenting words and sentence construction.  

An added benefit for lower primary students in having a high school tutor, is the opportunity for one-on-one conversations. A solid foundation of oral language helps children become successful readers, strong communicators and increases their confidence and overall sense of well-being.  Together, these students in primary and secondary, implement the 21st century skills of communication and collaboration, as they work together to increase our primary student’s love for literacy. 

Blessings,

Nichola Welsh

Head of Teaching & Learning (P-12)