Our Learning Support team provides active support for students who may struggle with aspects of schooling. It is lead by the Head Teacher Learning Support and includes a Support Teacher Learning Assistance (STLA), counsellors, Welfare Coordinator, Careers Adviser and the Principal. The team meets regularly to discuss individual cases when they are referred by staff and parents.
The role of the STLA is to work with junior students and we employ teachers' aides and additional staff from our allocated resources. She also ensures that special provisions requests are given to the Board of Studies to support students during their School Certificate and HSC exams.
The Learning Support team will also liaise with parents to place students on specialist Life Skills courses where it is felt that their learning needs would be better served.
Our Careers Adviser actively supports students who are at risk of leaving school early or who feel disengaged with learning. We provide significant support for students from Years 9 in a range of ways. For example, students are encouraged to attend TAFE taster courses and they are supported to obtain their OH&S credentials so that they may work on specialist sites. In addition, work experience opportunities are provided as appropriate.
For ore information about how we might provide for the needs of your child, contact the Head Teacher Learning Support, Mrs Hooker on 95200411.