A strong foundation in literacy and numeracy is vital for every child and young person, and underpins their ability to reach their potential. Literacy portal Includes Literacy Teaching Toolkit, assessment resources and instructional videos Numeracy portal Resources to implement the Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics Foundation to Level 10 Koorie literacy and numeracy programs To assist Koorie students in government schools who are below benchmarks in literacy or numeracy Literacy and numeracy strategy The Department's strategy to support the work you do to improve literacy and numeracy. Literacy and numeracy in the Education State Educating and supporting refugee students and familiesThe Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) helps schools and teachers better meet the needs of refugee students and their families. Introducing young kids to the magic of readingWhen introducing young children to the joy of reading, author and father Adrian Beck spreads the magic of books both at home and at work.Footy lovers – there’s a book for you Watch, play and read AFL - local children’s author Michael Wagner talks sports in books.Girls take up the Premiers' Reading ChallengeFor 13-year-old Elissa-Kate, who reads up to three books a day, reading offers fun new adventures – on and off the page.EdConnect brings more students and mentors togetherA volunteer mentor program is giving retirees and disadvantaged students a new lease on life, and it’s set to grow across Victoria.Start the school year with a reading routine Making time to read regularly with your children is an important part of literacy development, according to the State Library of Victoria.School Literacy Leaders to lay the foundations of learningTeachers are getting ready to boost student literacy standards across Victoria, thanks to new professional development and resources. Literacy and Numeracy WeekUnderstanding how literacy and numeracy underpins a young person’s ability to thrive, Thomastown East Primary School embarked on a dedicated strategy to become a rising NAPLAN star.