• Literacy

Primary Literacy Network Meeting - Whole School Planning

PL # 12938.
Starting on 27 Apr 2021
Cancellation permitted until 22/04/2021
For Members$0
For Catholic Members$0
Registration Close Date 22/04/2021
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools


Is your literacy policy current? Are all staff aware of it? Is it a succinct document with specific goals based on conversations around data? Does it inform and drive professional development planning? If you want your whole school literacy plan to be updated and user friendly in order to inform and drive your literacy decisions then come along to our first network meeting for 2021.  

The AISWA Literacy team invite literacy coordinators/leaders to the first in a series of network meetings for primary educators. The after school session will explore processes and tools for developing literacy plans that includes buy-in by all stakeholders. Come along and spend the evening with colleagues from other schools also seeking ways to make this important task manageable and dynamic. Our special guests will be Robert Mayze and Joanna Hoglin From Al Hidayah Islamic School. They will share their experiences of working with the AISWA Literacy team in firstly, developing their whole school plan then moving onto targeted professional learning that enabled the goals and targets from their plan to be achieved.

Principals, Literacy Leaders and Coordinators. 


Christopher Witt (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for ten years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00


AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

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