Vivi and Schools Plus: Boosting Literacy at Southern Cross Primary

16 May 2024 | By viviedu

Vivi is on a mission to create a truly collaborative and impactful learning experience for all students. We do this not only through our classroom engagement and school communication solutions, but also through our partnerships with organizations such as Schools Plus, an Australian non-profit that exists to help close the education gap caused by disadvantage.

Since 2020, Vivi has donated $3 from every subscription sold to Schools Plus programs. We want to highlight the incredible impact Schools Plus is having on the Australian education community.

One school that has truly benefitted from Schools Plus is Southern Cross Primary School, based in Melbourne’s Endeavour Hills.

Of Southern Cross Primary School’s 200 students:

Before partnering with Schools Plus, over half of Southern Cross Primary students were below the expected standard in reading. As a relatively small school serving students with diverse and complex backgrounds, Southern Cross Primary struggled to resource the key interventions needed to make a difference for their students.

One of Southern Cross’s key goals was to increase literacy capabilities of their students. With Vivi’s support, Schools Plus was able to partner with the school to provide coaching, program support and investment to help them improve literacy; having a transformative effect on the school and their students.

The outcome

Twelve months on, Southern Cross Primary has seen a dramatic change in student literacy rates, which was reflected in significantly improved NAPLAN results.

Specifically, our Schools Plus partnership allowed them to:

Looking ahead

The support Schools Plus provides to Southern Cross Primary and numerous other schools across Australia continually inspires us at Vivi. We look forward to continuing our close partnership with Schools Plus, enabling all Australian children to access the opportunities they need to thrive.

To learn more about Schools Plus initiatives or to make a donation, please visit their website here.