All our children have a right to an education, which is appropriate to them as individuals. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. We aspire to minimise the difficulties that children may experience. We are dedicated to helping each child to achieve his/her highest individual potential. The provision of a quality system of Learning Support and inclusive curriculum is integral to this commitment. We take into account the different backgrounds, experiences, interests and strengths that influence the way in which our children learn when we plan our approaches to teaching and learning throughout the school.
The Learning Support Team at Glenroy Private aims to facilitate processes and strategies to cater for the needs of all students within the school. Such needs could include physical, social, emotional, behavioural and academic concerns. The team is a decision making body and will aim to maximise the use of school resources and personnel to have a more coordinated and efficient structure to improve learning conditions for students and staff. Interventions will be delivered in a manner that best meets the needs identified, which may be through group, or individual teaching. Students are supported within a range of Literacy and Numeracy programs such as THRASS, Mini Lit and Multi Lit.
THRASS is a phonetics teaching tool that has made a paradigm shift in the teaching of phonetics. It is a photographic, multisensory focus, complemented by analogous THRASS learning model that makes reading and spelling acquisition much simpler, faster and sustainable
Mini Lit is an early intervention reading program which assists our Year 1 and 2 students who find reading difficult. Students are catered for within a small group as they attend four sessions per week. Mini Lit incorporates the key elements of early reading programs; phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Within their sessions, students engage in ‘Sounds and Words Activities’, text readers as students utilise their newly acquired phonological skills and shared book reading session.
Multi Lit Reading Tutor Program
This program caters for students from Years 3 to 6 who read below the PM Benchmark for their grade. MULTI LIT is an intensive, systematic reading program whereby students focus on sight word knowledge, phonemic awareness and supported reading. Students receive three sessions per week, at forty minutes per session.
An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is both a process and a product. It is a teaching tool used to deliver appropriate programs and strategies for those students with specific learning needs. It is a commitment of services and resources the school and the parents agree to provide for students.
Behaviour & Social Skill Support
Behaviour Support is offered to those students who require extra support and to learn appropriate behaviour. These students must be referred by mainstream teachers. Their level of support is dependent on the needs they present. This may include personalised behaviour charts, Individual Behaviour Management Plans, behaviour contracts, social skill programs, social stories, anger management programs and Restorative Behaviour Management (RBM).