At Florey Primary School students learn English, learn through English and learn about English through speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing.
Language is fundamental to communicating, learning and thinking. In exploring and using English literature and other texts, students develop, maintain and express their identity, organise their thoughts, learn about their physical and cultural environment, and appreciate and contribute to their society. The study of English also promotes the appreciation and lifelong enjoyment of literature.
The development of literacy skills is a lifelong process. The role of the school is to continue the language learning children have begun before school and to help them to become proficient users throughout their lives.
The teachers at Florey Primary School have completed training in teaching English as a second language.
In 2010 Florey Primary School won an award for Literacy development within the school. The award will lead to the development of literacy book packs that will be available for students to take home. These book packs will allow parents to engage in exciting literacy activities with their families.
Florey Primary school has a Literacy and Numeracy field officer who is a permanent member of the Florey teaching staff. His role at Florey is to engage with all members of the school community to promote the development of Literacy and Numeracy at Florey Primary School.