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What is Systematic Synthetic Phonics? Here is quick 2 min video explainer!

Why should we use decodable readers and systematic synthetic phonics (SSP)? Research shows it leads to better word reading, minimises reading failure & is recommended by AUSPELDThe 'synthetic' part has nothing to do with being artificial but rather synthesising or blending sounds to read words.

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How do schools teach reading? An explainer for parents!

Professor Pamela Snow unpacks how schools teach reading - relevant for schools in Australia - A MUST FOR PARENTS TO WATCH! Shared with permission from Learning MATTERS. View more Chit Chats via

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How we teach reading at CSPS - we are getting noticed!

Parents play an important role in a child's learning journey. It is important parents have the knowledge to best support their children between school and home. Our website is a wealth of information!

We are taking enrolments in all year levels!

Clayton South Primary School is open for NEW enrolments for prep next year. We currently have the capacity to take a percentage of children out of the zone. Students residing in our local area boundary are guaranteed a place at our school. #MSL #structuredliteracy #SOR

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SOR - Science of Reading

Our Principal presented for Think Forward Educators about our schools  journey implementing structured literacy & evidenced based curriculum! Lots of grassroot praise & "chatter online" about CSPS at the moment!  

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Scarborough’s Reading Rope

Thanks to Mrs Liz Smith for this fab visual in the planning room! The strands of Scarborough’s Reading Rope (2001) represent the various interconnected components of skilled reading.

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