Parental engagement and activities

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Joining in activities with parents and children can help inspire and boost literac​​y. 

Premiers' Reading Chal​​lenge

The Premiers' Reading Challenge encourages children to read a set number of books and record their efforts online. It's a great way to get young people talking about reading with their friends and pushing themselves to read as many books as they can.

For more information, see: Premiers' Reading Challenge

National Literacy and N​​umeracy Week

National Literacy and Numeracy Week is an Australian Government initiative that is run in partnership with state and territory governments. For the early years this includes promoting literacy and numeracy activities such as those that use texts, media, technology, patterns and symbols.

For more information, see: National Literacy and Numeracy Week​​

1000 Books Before School

The 1000 Books Before School program is designed to help parents and carers make reading a regular part of their routine, supporting them to reach the milestone of reading 1000 books with their child before school. The program is a great way to track a child's reading progress and work towards building important literacy skills. Parents and carers can register at participating local libraries, or the State Library of Victoria.

For more information, see: 1000 Books Before School

Becoming a Writer

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has a range of literacy resources to support engagement in children's literacy learning, including the Becoming a Writer resource. The VCAA, in partnership with Dr Noella Mackenzie (Charles Sturt University), has developed this literacy-based resource to support partnerships with families around children's learning, and planned and spontaneous opportunities for diverse drawing and writing experiences.​

For more information, see: Becoming a Writer