SCIS Issue 124 Term 1 2023 by Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

The third in our series of follow-ups of Queenwood school for Girls’ silent reading program. This article charts progress of the program after 2 years.

…These modest improvements do show that the initial phase of Just Read has led to increases in literacy skills and reading for enjoyment. An unexpected additional benefit has been the increase in wellbeing for students and staff through daily SSR. Just Read has been the stimulus for the development of a culture of reading at Queenwood and is highly valued by the students, staff and parents. Our project has stimulated professional discussion and interest from a number of schools, both nationally and internationally. We are very proud to have led this cultural change in our school.