Learning Support

The following support is available for students who have been identified as someone who would benefit from having additional tuition to enhance their literacy and/or numeracy skills.

  • Weekly literacy support lessons in Years 7-10
  • Year 9 & 10 numeracy options available as a subject choice
  • Workshops and tutorials offered after school in Years 9-13
  • Senior EXCEL tutoring programme after school one day a week
  • Peer Reading programme: Senior students (Year 12 /13 tutoring younger students)
  • Junior EXCEL - "Maths Max" tutoring programme for Y7 & 8 students (Year 10 students involved as the tutors)
  • Teacher Aide support - Support in classrooms is prioritised by the level of need
  • Referral to the RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour)
  • Reader/writer support/extra time/computer use (if eligible)
  • Assistive Technology - On-line tutoring programmes available to students include:
  • Mathsbuddy
  • Bigiqkids on-line spelling/A+ Spelling/Spelling City
  • LEXIA Strategies for Older Readers CORE 5
  • LEXIA Visual Memory Trainer
  • Audio books and Kindles are available in the library
  • Writing software : iWORDQ and Co-Writer 6

Lessons from Learning Support - Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

For so many of us, the idea of asking for help means we are dependent, weak, uncertain or unsure of what do to. It means we were not smart enough, good enough or worthy enough. So instead of asking for support, we try to do everything ourselves.

Posted: Tuesday June 19, 2018

Subject Tutorials offered at John McGlashan College

Sign up now for tutorials in a range of subjects.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018

Lessons from Learning Support

Practicing good time management can help you to study effectively. However, like most skills, it takes focus and concerted effort for new habits to form.

Posted: Friday March 2, 2018

Introducing the Learning Support Team

For 2018 there has been a restructuring of Learning Support Department, with the appointment of Mrs Donna Smith as Head of Department and Ms Becky Rapson in an assistant role.

Posted: Friday March 2, 2018