LEARNING ENRICHMENT CENTRE

CURRICULUM SUPPORT AND EXTENSION

CURRICULUM SUPPORT

The Learning Enrichment Centre (LEC) at the College assists students from Years 5 to 12 who require additional educational support. Learning support provision is embedded within the College infrastructure and aims to support students, their families and teachers.

IDENTIFICATION

Students who require additional support are identified through:

 The enrolment process.

 Year 5 & 8 diagnostic data.

 Parent/Teacher recommendations.

Students are prioritized for support on an equity basis.

CURRICULUM SUPPORT PROVISION

Support that may be provided to a student include:

 Learning Assistance Program – Greccio Campus.

 Literacy support groups – Greccio Campus.

 In-class teacher aide and teacher support.

 Curriculum Support Classes (1 less subject) Assisi Campus.

 Core English class – in Years 8 and 10.

 Core Maths Class – Years 5 to 10.

 Core Science – Year 10.

 Differentiated tasks and criteria.

 Special provision for exams.

 English as a second language support (ESL)

 

Curriculum Support classes provide:

 Ongoing support to students across all curriculum areas.

 Further development of literacy and numeracy skills.

 Information and communication technology skill development.

 Review of assessment tasks.

 Assistance in planning, research, writing and presenting assignment tasks.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR EXAMS

Special Provisions for exams may include, but are not limited to:

 Extension of time.

 Use of technology.

 A scribe.

 A reader

 Differentiated exams and criteria

Students eligible for special provisions are those with documentation from a medical or relevant specialist and teacher recommendation. It is essential in Years 11 and 12 for current, appropriate documentation to be provided to the College in accordance with QSA guidelines.

EDUCATION ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMS

Students, who have a verified Education Adjustment Program in a particular focus area, have an Individual Student Plan (ISP). ISP’s are developed in consultation with parents, Pastoral and House Guardians, and relevant staff, and reviewed on a yearly basis, or as required. Subject teachers implement recommendations where applicable in their subject area.

PROFESSIONAL EXTERNAL REPORTS

When a specialist report is provided to the College:

 It is summarised.

 Adjustments required to the learning environment are recommended to teachers.

 Relevant staff are provided with this information via an internal database.

EXTENSION

Extension activities are embedded within subject Departments and also across the curriculum. The extension program will be reviewed in 2014 programs/activities students may be involved in include:

 Trivia Challenge.

 Tournament of Minds.

 Kaleidoscope Day.

 Days of Excellence.

 Math Teams Challenge.

 Conference for Gifted and Talented Students.

 Differentiated Curriculum.

 Year 8 Pacific Coal Mathematics Problem Solving Competition.

 Aeronautical Space Design Competition (ASDC).

 Differentiated Curriculum.

 University subject option.

 Chess competition.

 Working with Wood show.

 Writers’ Festival.

 History Competitions

 Maths Symposium

 Geography competitions.

 United Nations Youth Conference.

 History incursion days.

 Philosophy and reasoning conferences.

 Guest and expert presenters.

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