All Year 7 and 8 students attend the Gleneagles Literacy Centre each week and work in a small group to receive assistance to improve and extend their literacy skills. Two English teachers work with each group on a range of activities including vocabulary extension, reading strategies, paragraph and essay writing, note-taking skills, procedural writing, text responses, report writing and persuasive writing techniques. A select number of year 9 students also participate in the program three times per week.
The level of engagement and enthusiasm shown by students is impressive and the school frequently receives a number of enquiries and visits from other schools interested to view the outcomes and level of student engagement for themselves. The Literacy Centre has also given teachers from across the school the opportunity to share teaching strategies with other members of their faculty.