EXTENSION & SUPPORT
Regular classes are supported with learning support and enrichment teachers and paraprofessionals. These programs assist us in catering to individual student needs. These programs are supported by assessments completed by teachers, or by professionals in related areas e.g. speech pathologists, occupational therapists, so that students’ needs can be more carefully met.
The Enrichment Program seeks to identify and support potential in students who require particular extension or broadening of the curriculum in various academic disciplines. The Enrichment programs and provisions provide a variety of challenging learning opportunities which seek to cater for the different intelligences of children. Consequently, the groups composition is flexible and dependent upon the focus of the enrichment program offered. Students are encouraged to participate in various enrichment activities including the School Band, the School Choir, NSW Academic Competitions, Maths Olympiad, Public Speaking and Debating competitions, Eisteddfods, Regional Maths Challenge day, Science & Engineering Challenge as well as many in class or school activities.
ADDITIONAL NEEDS SUPPORT PROGRAM
Children who need assistance in a particular area of learning are identified by both norm-referenced tests and teacher made assessments. Selected students are given assistance on an individual and/or small group basis within the cohort. This Learning Support program for each grade is managed by our Learning Support Co-ordinator and based on a needs assessment of the students. Students with significant additional needs are supported through the implementation of their Personalised Plan (PP), in consultation with parents and other professionals.