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Literacy Intervention

Strong literacy skills are the foundation for the future success of our young people in preparing them to meet the challenges of the changing nature of work in our society. At Tate Street Primary School, we provide targeted systematic instruction on fundamental reading skills within small group settings. 


Tate Street Primary School provides extension classes in numeracy for selected students from our middle and upper primary school grades. This program is exclusive for students demonstrating exceptionally high skills and capability in being able to efficiently process numbers, identify patterns and problem-solve. A significantly high proportion of students in the upper primary program consequently undertake extension programs in secondary school.


Story Dogs

Tate St is extremely lucky to be a part of the wonderful Story Dogs Program. Story Dogs is a fun and unique reading support program that improves children’s reading and communication skills through them reading to a trained companion dog and its handler.

We are enormously grateful to the Grovedale Waurn Ponds Rotary Club for their generous sponsorship of our volunteer Sheryle, and her gorgeous mini schnauzers, Clara and Phoebe.


Every Wednesday, Sheryle and Phoebe or Clara, chat and read with several of our Year 2 students for 20 minutes each. The students on the program really look forward to the sessions each week and love reading to the dogs. The benefits of the program are clearly seen as the students have fun, they are not judged, their focus improves, their reading skills increase, and their confidence soars. All students have developed a real bond with Sheryle and the dogs and we are very thankful to her volunteering her time at Tate St.

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