The reading revolution at St Raphael’s School

At St Raphael's School, cultivating a love of reading is central to their educational approach. New Principal Emma Fowler emphasises the importance of instilling this passion early on, recognising it as a vital gift for students.

The school’s reading program is woven into daily life, with purpose-built reading spaces and tailored literacy programs to meet each child’s need. They utilise the evidence-based “Science of Reading” approach, covering key areas like phonics, fluency, and comprehension.

Beyond classroom instruction, the school encourages students to explore a range of texts and genres to discover their reading preferences as well as encourage the use of audio books to ensure all children can enjoy the rich language you only experience through books. Parental involvement is encouraged as parents serve as reading role models and are crucial in creating shared reading experiences with their children.

St Raphael’s School is also launching a new “What Happens When I Go to BIG SCHOOL” event series, with the first session focusing on literacy held on May 15th. A second is scheduled for this year focusing on numeracy. 

To register your interest please contact Katrina Tucker at the school:


Follow KIDDO on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter

You may also like

Discover the University Senior College difference

University Senior College is an independent school for Years 10, 11 and 12, located on the campus of The University of Adelaide. USC is different. Not only are USC students enabled to achieve their best academic results, they are well prepared for university and life beyond school.

Read More