ABOVE: St Mary's Catholic College, Casino.
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St Mary's for life long learning

STAFF at St Mary's Catholic College in Casino say they are thrilled with the achievements of their 2016 senior class and whilst the students have been working hard on preparing for and undertaing their HSC, the team have been very behind the scenes.

There are exciting things happening in the college's junior school with St Mary's having recently introduced the LLI Programme (Levelled Literacy Intervention) in Year 8, an 18-week course in reading, writing and comprehension. Students have four, one-hour classes per week in groups of no more than four students with one teacher.

Run by a dedicated teacher trained to deliver the program, the first 'graduates' of LLI are said to have shown great improvement in their literacy skills. Leader of Student Support Services, Kelly Winters said the program will be extended to include more students in 2017.

With the new changes to HSC coming into effect in 2018, students will be required to reach a minimum benchmark in both literacy and numeracy, programs such as LLI will become even more important in ensuring all students are given the best opportunity to achieve to their academic potential, staff explained.

 

St Mary's Catholic College are accepting enrolments for 2017, phone 6662 2255 for more information.



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