St Jerome’s Primary School: building blocks of literacy


St Jerome students Darcy Black, Molly O'Hehir and Wesly Crosby.
St Jerome students Darcy Black, Molly O'Hehir and Wesly Crosby.

ST Jerome’s Primary School kids are among an estimated 150,000 students taking part in Word Mania 2016.

Run by LiteracyPlanet, the online competition aims to help students build literacy skills in an engaging way.

It asks students to create as many words as they can from 15 letter tiles in three minutes.

St Jerome’s acting assistant principal Jayson Peacock said early feedback showed students were enjoying the challenge, which they can play on a desktop or through the free LiteracyPlanet Word Mania app.

“We are hoping our children will enjoy the opportunity to improve their word building skills and deepen their word knowledge,” he said.

“We have had positive feedback from both parents and students.”

Word Mania is open to years 1-9.