School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and numeracy support for all students continues to be the focus of the school district.

Literacy is taught from the first day of kindergarten when students start to recite the alphabet to grade 12 when students may be reading Shakespeare, preparing an in-depth research project about social justice, or demonstrating sustainable environmental practices.

Numeracy support in kindergarten starts with counting, building blocks, and recognizing patterns, and leads to financial planning, statistics, calculus, or calculating distances and angles in prefabrication and assembly for a trades project.

When our students graduate the need to be literate and numerate is critical to life success. Our team of teachers, CEAs and principals/vice-principals are working hard to provide all our students a strong foundation of literacy and numeracy skills.

Some of our students need assistance to get to grade level and these students may be helped by a certified education assistant (CEA), Aboriginal education worker (AEW), an itinerant support teacher, a literacy support teacher or a numeracy support teacher.