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

John McGlashan students in the top 1% for academic performance in Australasia.

John McGlashan students have earned High Distinction (top 1%) and Distinction (top 10%) Certificates in the ICAS Exams held during 2017.

Posted: Tuesday October 24, 2017

Study Packs - Stimulus for Study

Over 150 study packs have been produced and distributed to Y9 and 10 students ...

Posted: Thursday October 19, 2017

Tackling the “What if…” Scenarios of Life

Year 7 and 8 students have been participating in workshops to develop creativity, problem solving, and team work; within a range of real-world and imaginative open-ended predicaments.

Posted: Tuesday June 13, 2017

NZQA Exam Tutorials 2016  When and Where?

Needing some expert help and extra motivation before your end of year exams? Then come along to our "Get Help in Gilray" tutorial programme. 

Posted: Tuesday September 13, 2016