Diverse Learning in the Junior School

Our College is committed to enabling each child to develop to his or her God-given potential through the provision of services to maximise inclusiveness in learning and cater for students’ diverse learning styles and academic needs.

 

Awards of Recognition

The Prince of Peace awards procedure is designed to encourage every student to be the best he or she can possibly be. The award criteria provide an incentive for and recognition of student effort and achievement in academic, sporting, cultural and leadership arenas, and also in support of the ethos of the College.

Further information

Prince of Peace Lutheran College Awards Statement


 


 

Ed Support

To ensure all students can access the curriculum on the same basis, our specialist support teachers:

  • case manage students with a verified disability
  • provide support to students with learning difficulties
  • support classroom teachers with curriculum differentiation
  • liaise with stakeholders such as staff, parents, administration and other professionals.

We offer intervention for students experiencing short-term problems with literacy, numeracy or learning. We also offer long-term support and program options for students with identified learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Individual and small group support is provided by the specialist support team. From Prep to Year 2, this support focuses on building students’ oral language and the skills required for reading and writing. Specific intervention is offered as needed.

In Years 3 to 6, learning enrichment programs are provided through small group and individual support. Support is also provided to develop classroom learning tasks for students with specific needs.

Those who require extra challenges beyond those already provided for in the classroom are given specific learning engagement tasks in class and opportunities to take part in workshops and activities focused on their interests, skills and needs.

Early intervention

Early intervention is a primary goal of the College. Speech, language, fine and gross motor and visual perception screening occurs amongst Prep students during Term 1. Screenings are undertaken by the College’s on-site speech pathologist and occupational therapist, allowing us to better identify and cater for our students’ educational needs.

Support services, including speech pathology, occupational therapy and psychology, are provided on-site or at providers’ practices on a fee-for-service basis.

Australian Council for Educational Research ability tests are administered to all students in Year 3. Other standardised and diagnostic tools are administered as required to aid appropriate intervention and referrals.