Diverse Learning

The Diverse Learning department provides additional support for high potential learners as well as students with learning difficulties. The Diverse Learning Team:

  • promotes inclusion through the support of teachers in catering for students with disability or additional learning needs
  • facilitates small group assistance programs to focus on class work and assessment tasks
  • assists teachers to make adjustments to resources, class work and assessments to suit the individual needs of all students
  • applies for and provides Disability Provisions in Years 11 and 12 for examinations
  • work towards a differentiated curriculum for all students
  • facilitates Social Skills Intervention programs

EnrichED

EnrichED, the College’s high potential learner program, consists of the iThink, InnovatED and InspirED modules, designed to challenge, motivate and engage learners identified with high potential in Years 7 to 11.

 

iThink

Students in Years 9 and 10 identified as high potential learners may be offered an invitation to this philosophy-based elective. Students are challenged to a high degree of academic rigour and abstract thinking, providing stimulation for students to develop their research, academic writing, critical and creative thinking skills.

 

InnovatED

Students engage in an independent learning project over a period of several weeks, offering them the opportunity to explore an area of interest and extend their learning skills.

 

InspirED

Students in Years 7 to 11 are offered a range of full day workshops designed to develop critical and creative problem-solving skills. These days enable students to interact and engage in issues relevant to their local and global community and become discerning citizens of the world.

Workshops and programs students participate in include:

  • Aurecon Bridge Building Competition
  • Chess Competitions
  • Da Vinci Decathlon Competition
  • Ethical Explorations Day
  • Ethics Olympiad
  • Film Making Competitions
  • Free-Thinkers Forum
  • Philosothon
  • Science and Engineering Challenge
  • Sun Sprint Model Solar Challenge
  • Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Presentation
  • Sydney Writers’ Festival
  • The Quest by BRAINways
  • TiE Young Entrepreneurs Program
  • Tournament of Minds
  • University Study Opportunities
  • Young Justice

Literacy and Numeracy

Students in Years 7 – 10 receive targeted support based on their need. For students who require more intensive support the College offers smaller sized English and Mathematics classes taught by Diverse Learning teachers in Stage 4 and Literacy and Numeracy interventions in Stage 5 to assist students with the minimum HSC standards for Literacy and Numeracy.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

EAL students are assisted through:

  • intensive language instruction through Intensive English Centres, if eligible
  • additional support in the classroom to access the language demands of subjects
  • access to literacy support through Literacy Groups, if eligible
  • subject-specific vocabulary and comprehension work within the classroom

Homework Support

Students requiring assistance with homework questions or assessment tasks are welcome to attend Homework Support at lunchtime

 

Academic Scholarships are offered for students in Year 7.