Learning and Curriculum Support
Learning and Curriculum Support oversees learning for students who have a diagnosed disability and students who require additional academic support. The team is part of Student Services and consists of four teaching staff and 27 Education Assistants.
The Year 7 Foundation Program is targeted at students who are entering high school with significant gaps in their learning. The program aims to support the social, emotional and academic transition of Year 7s as they move into the secondary phase of their schooling journey. The Foundation English course across Years 7 -9 is tailored toward intensive support of students who struggle with the basic mastery of English concepts. This program is supported by a Literacy Fundamentals course which is targeted toward those students who have a diagnosed language disorder, such as dyslexia.
The teaching team is assisted by 27 highly skilled Education Assistants who support students with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD), anxiety and depression, intellectual disability, hearing impairment, vision impairment and physical disability to achieve their educational goals.
In addition to formal learning programs, the team work closely with classroom teachers to identify underachieving students and those who are experiencing learning and organisational difficulties. Through the provision of one to one study skills and other support, our department contributes to the improvement of literacy standards across the broader school community.
The Learning and Curriculum Support team prides itself on embedding inclusive practices into all learning programs. This enables students to achieve to the best of their ability through providing an environment where all students feel safe and encouraged to learn.
Teacher in Charge: Kristy Hackford
Coordinator of Learning Support: Mandy Nunn
Year 7 Foundations: Alex Crostella
Literacy Fundamentals: Helen Fukumoto