Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.
All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.
Engagement and learning support
The engagement faculty provides student engagement programs and learning support to all students across the school. The engagement faculty is a professional multifaceted team which aims to work with staff, students and families to ensure that all students receive an equal opportunity to access their curriculum in order become successful students.
Our staff are dedicated to working with students to accommodate individual student needs, provide mentoring, learning support and transitioning. The areas of responsibility for our faculty include:
- engagement programs for individuals and groups
- life skills curriculum
- support and planning for students with disabilities
- NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy)
- School Garden project
- Intensive Remedial Reading Programs (Multilit) and Maths Mastery programs
- access requests for funding support or alternative placement
- health care plans and support
- learning support for students, consultation for staff
- team teaching and classroom support
- transition planning
- careers advice
- TAFE (technical and further education) and vocational and educational training (VET) courses
- homework centre and HSC (Higher School Certificate) tutorials
- library access, reading programs and research
- postive behaviour programs
- alternative education pathways
- special provisions (disability provisions) for exams (including the HSC).
Sharon Kelly – Head Teacher Engagement
Tracey Campbell – Learning and Support Teachers (LaST) (Thursday, Friday)
Tracey Scott- Learning and Support Teachers (LaST)
Susanne Abdul Karim - School Learning Support Officer (SLSO)
Michelle Sheargold - School Learning Support Officer (SLSO)
Sophie Cram - School Learning Support Officer (SLSO)
Pauline Chalhoub - Teacher Librarian
Gail Tucker – Career Advisor
Ray Acosta – Student Support Officer
Sarah Farthing – School Counsellor (Monday, Wednesday)
Aboriginal student support
We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, as well as community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.
The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Aboriginal students are supported by Mrs Kelly who invites students to attend programs and events and provides case management for individual students.
Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.
Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.
The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.
The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.
For more information refer to:
Supporting English language learners
Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).
For more information refer to: EAL/D education.
Supporting refugee students
Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.
For more information refer to: Supporting refugee students.
Staff who focus on students who have English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) include Mr Christopher Wallis (Refugee Coordinator), Ms Cynthia Martins and Ms Michelle Abboud. Our specialist EAL/D staff provide consultation to staff, in class support, specialised programs and discrete classes.
The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.
- supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
- facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
- coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
- designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
- develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers, as well as other professionals and the wider school community.
For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs visit Disability, learning and support.
Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.
The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It helps to identify, prevent and respond effectively to student bullying, including online bullying. It provides information about online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.
For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools refer to the department’s Bullying of Students – Prevention and Response Policy.
For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools refer to:
Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.
Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.
For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools visit Student voice and leadership.