How We Teach & SupportIt's the little things we do to support an individualised learning program that get us the big results
How we teach and support
Our entire teaching staff is dedicated to the detail and we want to ensure every child achieves to their own potential.
This means ensuring we have a robust system of teaching and support that not only caters to the average (or middle student) – but also the advanced student or the student that needs some extra support.
For learning to take place we need to ensure that every child feels safe, happy and confident within themselves – and so a huge emphasis is placed on a strong wellbeing and support program that achieves just that!
Year 7 Orientation Program
Extension Opportunities (P-12)
Students who require additional challenges are provided with a range of school and/or class differentiation strategies. Within the classroom, teaching programs are differentiated and integrated into each unit of work in order to meet the needs of the Gifted and Talented student. In addition, separate extension classes are held (two periods a week, one period for English and one for Mathematics). These students are identified using a variety of methods including observation, assessment results, creative ability and responses to challenging tasks. Within the School environment, varying activities, groups, resources, responsibilities and enrichment opportunities are utilised to engage students in their learning and motivate them to reach their potential. These include Maths Olympiads, Public Speaking Competition, Spelling Bees, Sporting opportunities etc.
Learning Support (P-12)
St Euphemia College, along with School Counsellors where needed, will work together to identify your child’s educational needs and determine how the school will provide adjustments and support to meet them. Planning for your child’s education at our School considers their strengths and interests, which are important for engaging your child at school. It should also take into account their areas of need and set out a path to help them achieve their goals. The Literacy Learning Support Staff work with teachers to develop teaching strategies and suitable resources to support classroom teaching for students with learning difficulties. The Primary School offers extra Literacy and Numeracy classes to assist students with learning difficulties. In High School, students with learning difficulties are offered individual withdrawal lessons with the Learning Support Teacher. The School ensures that there is ongoing and effective communication with families of referred students.
The role of school counsellor at St Euphemia College includes, but is not limited to:
– Providing individual and small group counselling.
– Completing intellectual assessments.
– Liaising with teachers about how to support children in the classroom in regards to their well-being and learning.
– Liaising with parents to access external support where necessary.
– Providing information about different issues regarding mental health, services in the community, and psychological information to students, staff and parents.
– Participating in the pastoral care program.
Our Counsellors are registered psychologists with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency. Both school counsellors work across the school from Prep to 12.
Our school counselling service is a confidential service and this is explained to students and parents depending on the needs of the child. If you have any questions about what confidentiality is and what school counsellors do, please contact them via email or on the school landline.
The school counsellors are active members of the school community who participate in school excursions and camps, events, carnivals and fetes.
Prep to Kinder Transition
St Euphemia’s Prep Program strives to create a safe and nurturing environment, where students are encouraged to develop their interests and curiosity about their world.
The Program encompasses a combination of creative play and teacher planned activities targeting Literacy and Numeracy. This helps to foster the natural curiosity of each individual enabling them to investigate and approach ideas in an inquisitive manner, preparing them for Kindergarten.
The students enjoy the full benefit of being part of St Euphemia school community and the use of its educational facilities. Attending Prep, enables an easy and smooth transition to ‘big’ school and equips the students with the necessary skills of becoming more independent.
Year 6 to 7 Transition
Change is a challenge for everyone. With change, comes new experiences, interactions and relationships, often with a high level of uncertainty.
At St Euphemia College, we acknowledge that this can be extra daunting for some, so we prioritise a comprehensive transition program aimed at equipping students with the skills and experiences to embrace their transition and set them up for success.
Our transition program includes:
- 3 transition days in the Term prior to their commencement.
- Meet and Greet for parents and students.
- Individual meetings between the Year 7 Pastoral Care Coordinator, the School Counsellor and Parents of students who may have additional needs.
Moving schools can be a difficult decision. Our transition program for new students aims to make this move inviting and seamless. Our College community welcomes new families.
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