Literacy and Numeracy Support
From the time any student enrols at our College, we make every effort to identify student strengths and also any issues in terms of their learning development. Baseline testing in Literacy & Numeracy provides a starting point for our work. This is further supported by other available data such as NAPLAN and school assessments as the student progresses.
A range of programs operate to provide targeted support for students with identified learning needs. We operate intervention programs in both English and Mathematics across the Junior and Middle Sub-Schools. Group Literacy Support (GLS) and Individual Literacy Support (ILS) programs also operate across the Sub-Schools. In addition to supporting this program with skilled teachers in these areas, we employ three Education Support staff to assist students in focussed literacy skill acquisition.
A Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) program also operates across the College. This is a DET supported program with specialised teachers, supporting students with literacy and numeracy skills below the national benchmarks.
Literacy Support Brochure
Numeracy Support Brochure
Program for Students with Disabilities and Impairments
Our Program for Students with Disabilities and Impairments is well supported with a mix of fully qualified Special Education teachers and a team of Education Support Staff to provide additional assistance to students in the program. We have a suite of supports and interventions for a diverse range of learners:
Individual Learning Plans for students with additional needs
Optional extended transition for Grade 6 students
Inclusion Program run by qualified special education teachers
Onsite Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy via a private contractor, including assessments, and additional services for NDIS clients.
Referrals for cognitive assessments for funding via Program for Students with Disabilities
Referrals and recommendations for external supports
Opportunities such as Social Skills Groups, Zones of Regulation learning, and Organisation for Learning, run by our specialist teachers, allied health, and wellbeing teams
In-class supports such as modified and differentiated curriculum, teachers’ aides where appropriate
Student Support Group meetings
We work with students and their families to ensure the right supports are implemented, in order for students to make progress both academically, and socio-emotionally.
A key support option available to all students is the Homework/Tutorial Sessions held in the College Library. These operate on Wednesday after school until 4:00 p.m. with a junior and middle school emphasis and on Thursday after school until 4:45 p.m. with a senior school emphasis. At these sessions many teachers offer voluntary support to students with their work. In addition, the Library is open for student use until 4:30 p.m. each day after school and many students also take the opportunity to work with friends on set work at these times.