The school has a proactive Learning and Support Team (LST) which consists of the Principal, Deputy Principal, Learning and Support teacher and school counsellor. The LST meet every Thursday at lunch time with classroom teachers and Assistant Principals to discuss the learning, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students. Staff and/or parents can refer students to the LST.
Our school employs a learning and support teacher. This teacher is known as a LaST (Learning and Support Teacher) staff member. The teacher is employed for 3 days by the Department of Education 2 days is paid through funding from our P&C - Parents and Citizens association.
This teacher support students who are having difficulties with their learning in the areas of both Literacy and Numeracy. They work in classrooms with the teachers and also withdraw students for small group or individual support.
We are fortunate to have a successful Reading Support Program, with volunteers from within the school community and from the wider community, who give their time to listen to children read and support them in their learning on a regular basis. These Reading tutors develop a relationship with the students over the course of the year and the results show a marked improvement in the students' reading and self-confidence.
The school also employs 5 School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) to support students K-6 in the classroom and in the playground.
All students academic needs are supported in the classroom through a differentiated curriculum.
We monitor each student's progress and provide additional learning support if this is required.
Our school uses learning programs and specialised staff where needed and we work in partnership with parents and carers to assist students who have special learning needs.
Our school is committed to working with Aboriginal parents and community members in developing personalised plans for our Aboriginal students.