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Learning & Support

LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM

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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

CLASS STRUCTURES

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 PROGRAM

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 PROGRAM

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

SCHOOL TO EMPLOYMENT (STEP)

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.