Matauranga Literacy

Matauranga Numeracy

Literacy is defined as the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.

We understand and acknowledge that:

• Students learn in different ways and at different rates.

• Literacy is embedded in all learning areas and teachers seek opportunities to enhance and support literacy development.

• Literacy learning should be relevant and enjoyable, with a clear purpose and meaningful reflection.

• Literacy is a partnership between school and home.

Graduate Students will:

• Communicate clearly in oral, visual, and written form.

• Express ideas and present information using formats that are suited to the purpose.

• Read, view, and listen for purpose and for pleasure to broaden understandings and perspectives.

• Be able to use strategies and methods that will help them gain meaning from what they see, hear and read.

• Revise and edit to improve the quality of their work.

Numeracy is defined as the bridge between Mathematics and daily life. It includes the knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematics to everyday family and financial matters, learning, work and community tasks, social and leisure activities. Being numerate is being able to interpret data, charts, diagrams, process information, solve problems, check answers, understand and explain solutions and make decisions based on logical thinking and reasoning.

Graduate students will:

• Access and master maths.

• Enjoy maths and expect to learn.

• Believe that they can achieve.

• Strengthen their basic number facts, mental calculations and the use of written methods.

• Look for patterns, see relationships, make connections and problem solve.

• Represent maths in different ways to demonstrate their understanding.

• Reflect on and talk about what they have learned and what they need or want to learn next.

• Confidently understand and use appropriate mathematical terminology.

• Have time for learning and practice - independently as well as collaboratively.