Literacy involves students listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating oral, print, visual and digital texts, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of contexts. In the NSW syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum, literacy is a general capability which is addressed across all Key Learning Areas.
Numeracy is fundamental to a student's ability to learn at school and to engage productively in society. It involves students recognising and understanding the role of mathematics in the world and having the dispositions and capacities to use mathematical knowledge and skills purposefully. In the NSW syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum, numeracy is a general capability which is addressed across all Key Learning Areas.
In Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lismore, both literacy and numeracy development are given priority as a skill for lifelong learning and for students to be active, informed participants in society.
Numeracy and literacy are seen to be one of the key elements in all school improvement processes with a strong focus being given to quality for professional learning for teachers in numeracy and literacy knowledge, understanding and teacher practice as well as intervention and other.