As part of our school’s focus on improving Literacy outcomes for all students, Safety Bay Primary School runs a number of programs under the MultiLit banner.
MultiLit stands for Making Up Lost Time in Literacy and is an intensive reading program designed to increase children’s progress in reading accuracy, fluency, comprehension and spelling. It is a research based initiative of Macquarie University in NSW, who have been producing reading programs for over 20 years.
MiniLit is designed for young children in Years 1 and 2 who are struggling to learn to read. The program is offered in small groups of up to five children to help them catch up with their classmates.
MacqLit is a reading program for children in Years 3 and above who need some help with their reading. A trained Education Assistant works with small groups for 50 minutes a day, four to five times a week, using the carefully structured MacqLit materials.
Reading Tutor Program (RTP) is a special teaching program designed for students from Year 2 up to adults who are struggling to learn to read. The program is delivered on a one-to-one basis by trained volunteers. The volunteers work with students for up to 40 minutes per session, between three and four times per week, using the carefully structured RTP program materials.