Special Programmes and Learning Support
Our school has a proud history of closing the gaps for many students who have struggled with learning.
Some arrive, working several years below their age and leave with NCEA Levels 1, 2 and/or 3. Their prospects for employment are well above what they ever imagined.
Students are placed in mixed ability classes but some may need extra support.
How do we identify people needing support?
• Caregiver referral
• Information from contributing schools and other agencies
• Teacher referral
• Screening on entry and at the end of each year.
Support may include any of:
One to one or small group teaching around literacy issues
Placement in a targeted class which has a smaller number of students and teacher aide support
A differentiated curriculum
Teacher aide support in some classes through to senior levels
Special Assessment conditions including a variety of supports, e.g. reader/writer
Assistive technology for note taking and assessments
ORS support with a specialist teacher and teacher aide time.
RTLB (Resource Teacher, Learning and Behaviour) support
Y9 Numeracy option
Y9 Literacy option
Year 10 Literacy and Numeracy option
Parent and senior-junior buddy reading
Tailored computer courses to assist in reading improvements (STEPs).
We have recently begun following the Feuerstein programme to improve students’
thinking and learning skills.
Students with non- English speaking background are supported by the ESOL
If you have concerns about your child’s learning, you are welcome to contact:
HOD Special Programmes
Phone: 566 4584 x 8887