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

Subject Tutorials offered at John McGlashan College

Sign up now for tutorials in a range of subjects.

Posted: Tuesday March 6, 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

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