Learning Support

This Program gives academic support to students with a diagnosed learning difficulty, and students whose needs are not diagnosed, but are experiencing difficulties with academic progress. The Secondary School provides qualified and experienced Learning Support teachers and Teacher Aides. Support may take the form of Teacher Aide assistance to individual students during usual classes, withdrawal from classes for small group or individual tuition, modified Academic Programs and individually tailored assistance.

Students may also participate in specialized classes of Literacy and Numeracy or Skills units in specific subject areas, where they are still assessed according to the Australian Curriculum criteria and benchmarks. A specific Study and Work class, which sits outside the Australian Curriculum, teaches skills in preparation for work and life.

Modifications to academic programs may consist of differentiated subject content and a modified assessment load, and where necessary, modifications to assessment conditions eg length of time of assessment, place of assessment, use of a computer or a scribe.

All our teachers are experienced in differentiation of teaching practice and in making modifications for the needs of individual students. Teachers are also monitored by and held accountable for curriculum differentiation to the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on school students (NCCD).