The Diverse Learning Team
Diverse Learning at St Clare’s embraces a strength based, enrichment approach to support an array of students. This approach encourages students to enhance their skills and use their strengths to further develop areas of challenge. Using a growth mind-set students set ‘yet goals’ to map their learning growth across all subject areas. As part of the curriculum team, the Diverse Learning team work in collaboration with the wellbeing team to ensure a holistic approach to achieving student learning growth in a nurturing and empowering environment.
The Diverse Learning team work across all Key Learning Areas to promote a differentiated approach to learning for students with additional learning needs, English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (ATSI).
A comprehensive in class program as well as after school enrichment groups are available to students in Years 7-10. Senior students have access to the Leader of Diverse Learning in classes and study periods. The Diverse Learning team promotes engagement in a range of activities around Indigenous culture such as Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and a variety of extra-curricular experiences. A mentor works closely with students, families and teachers to develop a personalised learning plan.
The Big Sister Little Sister diverse learning transition program provides mentoring within the student based Diverse Learning team. Stage 5 students provide mentoring to Year 6 students in Term 4 in preparation for their arrival as Year 7’s. This relationship continues when the students walk through the gates on their first day of Year 7.
For more information regarding Diverse Learning at St Clare’s, contact the Leader of Diverse Learning.