Students are given two hours of literacy instruction per day. This includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. Tyabb Railway Station Primary School uses the Workshop gradual release model of instruction, where learning begins with teacher directed activity, flowing into independent student work time.

Students are taught decoding through phonics and a large emphasis is placed on strategies for comprehension, including predicting, connecting, inferring, questioning, summarizing and visualizing. We expose our students to all genres of writing, following the 6 Plus 1 Traits of Writing program. We are fortunate to have access to our own speech pathologist, Pam Thuan, who works alongside teachers in developing activities for speaking and listening.

Tyabb Railway Station Primary School is very proud to offer a number of intervention programs, with dedicated staff,  for students that require extra assistance in literacy, including:

  • Our own one-to-one reading recovery program made possible through the Mornington Peninsula Foundation, is lead by Sharon Webster, a teacher with 20 plus years experience working with students at Foundation level.

  • No Limits – in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Foundation, who fund a speech pathologist and integration aide to work with students in Foundation and Year 1 on early literacy skills.

  • Learning Guarantee project – a joint project with Western Port Secondary College, students needing extra support at Year 6 level are able to work in small or one-to-one sessions with a qualified teacher for two hours per day in preparation for their transition to Secondary College.