Numeracy and Literacy Week 2017

4 September 2017
Numeracy and Literacy Week 2017

This week marks the start of National Literacy and Numeracy Week, which aims to celebrate learning and raise awareness of the importance of reading, writing and mathematical skills. At Al Siraat, we will be celebrating LITERACY AND NUMERACY WEEK starting Monday, 4 September to Friday, 8 September. We are organising a number of fun – learning activities that incorporate literacy and numeracy, such as

  • DEAR – Drop Everything and Read Sessions
  • Daily 5 in action – Students to read to self, to someone and listen to reading
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Selected students to read part of their favourite story in assembly
  • Guessing Nursery Rhymes and Book Titles
  • Design a new book cover for their favourite book.
  • Character Parade
  • Estimating Jelly Beans in a Jar

The highlights of the week are:


Monday, 4 September 2017

On Monday, students will take part in guessing how many jellybeans are in the jars. The closest guess will get to take away the whole jellybean jar to enjoy with family/friends.


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Al Siraat College will host a Storybook Character Parade for all Junior School students. We encourage students to dress up as their favourite storybook character. Students who are dressed as a Storybook Character will walk in the parade with their classes. Students may choose any character from a book they enjoy following the guidelines in this letter. To support students’ feelings of safety and security at school, violent or frightening costumes are not acceptable. No weapons or dangerous-looking items will be permitted to accompany a costume. All costumes are required to adhere to the Islamic dress-code (costumes must be loose and non-see through).

Please talk with your child about how he or she would like to participate in this event, and mark your calendars! See your child’s teacher for further information.

PYJAMA DAY PICNIC (for Foundation, Year 1 & Year 2 only)

Friday, 8 September 2017

Foundation, Year 1 & 2 students will enjoy a Pyjama Day Picnic while stories are being read to them by teachers. We encourage your child to come in their Pyjama and bring a favourite book for the picnic.


Monday, 4 September – Friday, 8 September 2017


  • Lunch : 1pm to 2pm
  • Afternoon : 3pm to 4pm
  • VENUE : Assembly Hall

A variety of books are available for purchase at the book fair at affordable prices. Your child may purchase books and attractive stationery during lunch time and after school hours. The more the purchases made by students in the Book Fair, the greater will be the revenue and this will help us to obtain new books and resources for our classroom collection from Scholastic.

We thank you for your support and look forward to your child’s full participation in the upcoming event.

  • Shahidah Osman Head of Learning Enrichment TOM Coordinator Phone 03 9407 7003 Email Shahidah Shahidah Osman