Learning support

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.

Support Teacher Learning Assistant (STLA)

The Support Teacher Learning Assistant (STLA) has two main roles. One is to assist in the identification and assessment of students to determine those who may need extra assistance. The second is to design, implement and/or locate programs which will provide this assistance. Both roles are undertaken n collaboration with school executive, classroom teachers, the school counsellor, parents, pupils and outside agencies.

Literacy is usually the main focus of support encompassing reading, spelling, comprehension and writing strategies. This is because Literacy underpins most other Key Learning Areas.

Assistance is available to students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Students are identifieds as needing support by the classroom teachers, school counsellor or as a result of standardised assessments such as the NAPLAN.

The ability to withdraw individuals and small groups for specific skills and concepts is the real advantage of STLA support. Children can operate at their current level of ability with a small adult to child ratio.

Support programs can range from one term to a number of years. Students are assessed at the end of each term to determine future needs.