Learning Support

Green Point Christian College has developed a proven model for Support Services which upholds our purpose to enable students to develop their potential to its fullest extent in the school environment and in so doing equip and encourage each student to fulfil a purposeful role in society.

Primary Learning Support

Support Services is an extension of what occurs in the classroom. Our staff aim to recognise the needs of the whole child and meet their needs academically, spiritually, emotionally and physically.        

Green Point Christian College has developed a model of tiered response to intervention for support services which upholds our focus of enabling all students to develop their potential to its fullest and equip them for a life beyond the College. Underpinning this evidenced based approach is our continued commitment to discovering and supporting God’s unique potential in each life.    

Focused intervention is provided using targeted programs and specialised outcome focused direction. Student progress is monitored closely as classroom and support teachers work collaboratively to differentiate and adjust instruction and curriculum, providing additional instruction in targeted areas of need.

Extension Program - Primary

The College’s enrichment and extension program seeks to meet the needs of identified students through specialist teaching in Mathematics, Literacy and STEM.  Students participate in experiences such as DaVinci Decathlon, interschools debating competitions, Maths Olympiad, Science Engineering Challenge and a variety of Writing competitions.

Secondary Learning Support

Students often have additional needs in learning that come from a variety of factors.  We have, where possible, an inclusive approach to supporting those students within a classroom. Our Secondary Support Services department focuses on helping any student develop through Secondary School into being capable of independent learning. Support Services works in close partnership with parents, teachers, and students while using external professional advice to meet the cognitive, social/emotional, sensory and/or physical needs of students.
 
In some cases, areas such as literacy or numeracy are addressed in small groups out of the normal classroom. Programs such as Macquarie Literacy Programs or Fluency reading groups are incorporated into the day for students with additional literacy needs. Students also have the opportunity to use check-in times to receive help with the understanding of course work and assessment tasks requirements as well as organisation and time management skills.

In conjunction with NESA guidelines and specialist recommendations, reasonable provisions and adjustments can be provided for students in meeting assessment and examination criteria to enable students to achieve their potential. Support Services offers provisions, with the help of volunteers, to enable students deal with the anxiety created by formal assessments.