Student Life

Specialised Learning

From Kindergarten to Year 12, we strive to provide the very best learning environment for everyone.

We take pride in our reputation for caring and nurturing our students and welcome those with specific learning needs, whether they are struggling in a particular area or are gifted and talented.

Specialised Learning team

The Specialised Learning team has a reputation for caring and nurturing students with learning needs, whether they are gifted and talented or having difficulty with a particular area of learning. Working closely with teachers, counsellors, students, parents and outside professionals to cater for the individual needs of students, the Specialised Learning team’s collaborative approach ensures communication and sharing of expertise to support and tailor learning that has the right level of challenge for students.

Teachers and support staff are appropriately qualified and experienced and are expected to develop an expertise in a particular specialisation (learning support, English as a Second Language/Dialect or Gifted and Talented Education) in order to assist the team as a whole to address individualised learning needs in the school context.

Our Secondary School has a variety of enrichment and learning opportunities for Year 7-9 students. To view the Secondary School program, click here.

Services provided by the Specialised Learning team (Kindergarten to Year 12) may include:

  • In-class support
  • Diagnostic assessment of student abilities
  • The development of learning profiles and Individual Learning Plans
  • Parent information sessions
  • Professional development sessions to enhance skills and understanding
  • Assistance with adjustments to curriculum, assessment and exams
  • Transition programs into Middle School and Senior College
  • Small group literacy and numeracy intervention programs
  • Collaborative planning with teachers, students, parents and outside professionals
  • Disability Provisions applications for the Higher School Certificate
  • Determining appropriate adjustments for students with disability
  • Collection of data to access Commonwealth funding (NCCDSWD)
  • Provision of social skills groups (lunchtimes)
  • SACSAchieve – after-school study and homework support

Gifted and Talented education program

St Andrew’s recognises the educational need to cater for gifted students of high or exceptional academic ability within a mixed ability cohort. We aim to cater for highly able and exceptional students by providing specialised educational programs and learning environments. From our core values, we believe it is important to develop the talents of academically gifted students, just as we do any other student who may possess sporting, musical or other talents.

To view our Gifted and Talented program, click here.

Please contact the Specialised Learning department or Joanne Raheb-Mol ([email protected]), the Leader of Learning (Specialised Learning) with any questions, concerns or to provide additional information that will assist the school in meeting your child’s learning needs.

English as a Second Language/Dialect

English as a Second Language/Dialect is supported through team teaching, in-class support, small group support, English language assessment and timetabled specialist courses in the Senior College. Secondary school students can also access after school study and homework support in Middle School EAL/D homework club and Senior College EAL/D homework club.

Please contact the Specialised Learning department or Joanne Raheb-Mol ([email protected]), the Leader of Learning (Specialised Learning) with any questions, concerns or to provide additional information that will assist the school in meeting your child’s English language and literacy needs.

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