Allendale Primary is dedicated to the improvement of English skills in all students. 

Allendale focuses on a strong whole school approach to English through a dedicated Literacy Block with key directions in spelling, writing and phonics in the early years. A huge emphasis is placed on our home reading program where we celebrate student achievements in milestone numbers of nights read.

Each year we celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy week with the annual book week parade. Students and staff make a huge effort to dress as their favourite book character to celebrate this special week. Our library showcases the shortlisted books for the year as part of our commitment to ensure our students have access to quality Australian literature.

In 2017 we had a whole school writing competition. Staff also submitted stories for the students to judge. It was lots of fun!

Below are some useful ideas to use at home to help improve your child's reading.

A starting guide of stories to read aloud with your children

Ideas for reading aloud with your children

Building a love of reading