The HWHPS Literacy Instructional Model has been designed and implemented to ensure consistency across the classes. This means no matter which classroom you enter, literacy lessons follow the same structure, maximising student outcomes and engagement.

6+1 Traits of Writing

The Six plus one Trait is a way of teaching, modeling, and assessing the instruction of writing. The Six Traits of writing are Voice, Ideas, Presentation, Conventions, Organization, Word Choice, and Sentence Fluency. It creates a common vocabulary and guidelines for teachers to use with students so that they become familiar with the terms used in writing. It develops consistency from grade level to grade level. The Six Traits model allows teachers and students to focus on one or two elements of writing at a time creating a more manageable and effective way for students to learn how to write. It also is a means of providing specific feedback to students through the assessment of their writing. The Six Traits help both the student and teacher identify the areas of writing that the student needs work at improving. Good writing must incorporate the Six Traits. The “Plus One” trait is the presentation of the writing piece. This is the trait that is considered for all writing, but not specifically or directly taught as the other traits are.

Premiers' Reading Challenge

For more information talk to your classroom teacher or visit the Premiers Reading Challenge Website by clicking here

  • The challenge encourages children and students to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online.

  • Since the challenge first began in 2005, more than 2.8 million students have read nearly 48 million books.