Literacy and numeracy are high priorities for the Department. Literacy skills help us speak and listen with others. Literacy allows us to read and write to communicate and understand the world. Numeracy skills help us to develop thinking and solve problems. It allows us to make sense of activities like cooking, reading a bill or timetable and playing games or sport. Numeracy is the ability to use mathematics with confidence for learning, life and work.
Literacy and numeracy are important skills for your child to have in their schooling and everyday life. Children’s learning can improve when parents or carers are involved in their education.