Students are exposed to a broad range of information sources when investigating concepts, and explicitly guided in making connections between different learning sources and contexts.
Effective literacy learners need to be able to communicate to a wide range of audiences. Activities are designed for different audiences; this dictates the style of presentation. Students are encouraged to use a range of multi literacies to communicate ideas to move towards mastery of language. We challenge students to persevere with their personal limitations. Through making mistakes and learning from these, students become increasingly fluent communicators.
Multi literacies are valued and ignited through enabling code breaking, meaning making and thinking to ensure learners are active and connected communicators.
- Traditional literacies include reading and writing, listening and speaking.
- Modern literacies include visual images and multimedia.
- Summit Point values the importance of traditional literacies and the vital role these play in functioning and being competitive in the modern world. In general, dyslexic students can make greater progress through modern literacies than they can, in the same timeframe, with traditional literacies.
- Students are able to express their thinking, develop ideas, concepts and concept frameworks more quickly and in greater depth when the barriers of decoding and encoding written language are removed.
- Oral literacy is ranked as one of the most important employment skills. Students at Summit Point practice their oral skills through sharing and debating ideas and the accurate recount of new knowledge as part of daily classroom life.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."