Learning Support

‘Bridging the Gap’ Mission Statement
To support, through collaborative partnerships, a whole school commitment to effective teaching and learning of students with specific educational needs.

Learning Support is allocated to identified students based on their learning needs. Students who identify as ‘English as an Additional Language or Dialect’, Indigenous students, as well as students with specific learning difficulties or disabilities are eligible.

Students can be referred to learning support by their parents, previous school, classroom teachers or through paraprofessionals such as paediatricians and therapists. Grace Lutheran College strives to support students in an inclusive manner, allowing them equitable access to all elements of school life.

Learning Support is allocated to the following students on a needs basis:

STUDENTS WITH AN EDUCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT PROFILE (EAP):

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Physical impairment
  • Vision impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Speech and language impairment
  • Social emotional disorder

STUDENTS WITH A PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSIS REQUIRING EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Severe ADD, ADHD
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Dyslexia/Dysgraphia

STUDENTS WITH ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE.

STUDENTS WITH AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HERITAGE.

SUPPORT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

1. ACCESS TO:

  • Year level case managers
  • Teacher Aides

2. EXAM PROVISIONS, DETERMINED BY QCAA GUIDELINES DEPENDENT ON DISABILITY OR DISORDER

  • Extra time
  • Reader, scribe or laptop
  • Withdrawal for block exams
  • Provisions for NAPLAN and QCS tests

3. ASSIGNMENT SUPPORT

  • Scaffolding and explanation
  • Individual assistance

4. LEARNING SUPPORT CLASSES

  • Supported Learning Classes (SL) at discretion of Learning Support Coordinator
  • Modified programs provided for students who are unable to access the curriculum in Middle School.

5. EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

  • Access to School Counsellor and visiting Psychologist

6. SENIOR SCHOOLING

Students receive support with:

  • Subject selection and Pathways
  • Provisions for QCS(Queensland Core Skills)
  • QTAC
  • Pastoral Care and Social Support

TESTING PROGRAM

On entry to the College, all students are tested using AGAT. Further testing may occur in other years as required.