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: Take time to say thank you.

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness.

Posted: Wednesday November 21, 2018

Lessons from Learning Support - How do I become more creative?

The World Economic Forum defines creativity as "the ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem," and lists it in its 2016 Future of Jobs study as the 3rd most important skill global companies are looking for in employees.

Posted: Wednesday September 12, 2018

Lessons from Learning Support - How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don’t want to do when you are actually supposed to do them? Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?

Posted: Wednesday August 8, 2018

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