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We embrace student diversity and promote the values and principles of inclusive education. We emphasise celebrating difference and diversity and see it as a core component of our approach to teaching and learning.
The College has a dedicated Learning Support department committed to supporting students who need extra assistance in their learning. We encourage each student to strive for their personal best. Teachers, students and parents work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.
New students with additional needs and their parents meet with Learning Support staff to clarify what support structures need to be put in place to ensure an effective transition into the College. Once our Learning Support Team identifies a student’s needs with teachers to support that student in the classroom. This process encourages creative curriculum design to address the diverse needs of the students.
The College runs an Enhanced Learning Class in Years 7 and 8 to support students with particular needs through:
- a smaller class size
- specialised teachers
- the College’s co-teaching model where two teachers work together during each lesson to support student’s learning.
Our expert Learning Support Team supports collaborative learning and curriculum design and works closely with teachers, external professionals and parents to support the needs of all students. Learning Support staff are available to help students at each year level.
The Learning Support Team also:
- prepares submissions for funding to support the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms
- applies to NESA for HSC Disability Provisions.