Catholic Education South Australia

Quicksmart

St Joseph’s, Clare, was the first school in South Australia to successfully introduce the Numeracy intervention program, QuickSmart. The QuickSmart Numeracy and Literacy interventions were developed through the National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR) at the University of New England, Armidale.

The QuickSmart professional learning program is designed for classroom teachers, special needs support teachers, and para-professionals to learn how to work with, and significantly improve, the learning outcomes in basic mathematics and literacy skills of under-achieving students in the middle years of schooling. The program offers professional leaning and support for teachers to work in a small class instructional setting with two students using a specially constructed teaching program supported by extensive material and computer-based resources.

We have three trained tutors who now assist with the implementation of QuickSmart across South Australia – especially in the country Catholic schools sector. We currently have 10 students from years 3-7 at St Joseph’s, Clare, on the program.

The school is currently introducing the 'Quick Number' program for all students between Reception and  Year 5.

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