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Learning & Support


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Through the quality work of our highly proactive teachers and Learning Support Team we provide a supportive and individualised program for students with a range of special needs including:

  • literacy, numeracy and reading programs
  • learning assistance programs
  • MULTILIT reading
  • work experience and career and transition programs
  • EAL/D programs
  • Norta Norta program
  • integrated study skills programs
  • outstanding gifted and talented programs
  • catering for student acceleration


The Support Classes (Year 7-8) are based on educational testing and consideration of NAPLAN performance (below minimum standards). There is consideration of students’ special needs including behaviour, welfare and social development.

The Academic Classes (Year 7-10) are based on student’s yearly assessment ranks when compared to the whole year group.

The Extension Class (Year 9-10) students will study the core curriculum in the relevant subjects in common with their year cohort; however, their curriculum is compacted and qualitatively differentiated to allow more time for enrichment, extension, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

All other classes are mixed ability.


Literacy strategies include:

  • regular professional learning for staff on literacy teaching methodology.
  • a consistent whole school approach to writing through explicit scaffolding
  • units of work with a literacy focus implemented in all KLAs
  • a consistent approach across the school in correcting student work and in guiding student editing, note-taking and paragraphing.
  • accelerated literacy course and extension resources in English
  • analysis of NAPLAN to identify individual student’s learning needs
  • work with the Learning and Support Teacher on intensive literacy work for Year 7 and 8 students who need extensive support.
  • Year 7 student participation in the Premiers Reading Challenge


Numeracy strategies include:

  • regular professional learning for staff on numeracy teaching methodology.
  • cross-curricular projects and teams connecting numeracy across the curriculum
  •  increased visibility and focus on numeracy across the school
  • numeracy strategies implemented including open- ended tasks, ICT activities and hands-on approach to teaching numeracy.
  • analysis of NAPLAN to identify individual student’s learning needs


The STEP Program allows:

  • a combination on HSC and non HSC courses
  • a course pattern which caters for Certificate II qualification in SVET and/or TVET courses
  • a structure which accommodates for School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships (SBAT)

A flexible curriculum and timetable model which permits a combination of study and work.