Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Health and welfare, and literacy and numeracy : incredible


An accelerated literacy and numeracy at Bradshaw Primary School in Alice Springs is achieving incredible results by putting student welfare first. The Irrkerlantye Unit of the school has 55 Indigenous students enrolled. All of residents of town camps or a nearby Aboriginal community. Many have had traumatic or undesirable experiences. For these children, school is a beacon of hope. The unit runs a very specific curriculum, pushing literacy and numeracy. Student welfare is put first, with the provision of transport, meals, after-school activities etc, and the children are set up for success socially so that they can learn to the best of their abilities. [Author abstract, ed]

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