Learning Diversity

Learning and growing together

Our College starts with the premise that every student has the right to learn, to progress, and to do so as part of a peer community. We are an inclusive school, supporting all students to learn together, responding to their diverse needs but recognising their common entitlement to belong.

The College’s teaching model accommodates different learners and rates of development. Our classrooms are designed to be flexible and welcoming spaces, well supported with technologies that are accessible to all students. Mentor teachers guide their mentees’ progress, and help to set academic goals that students have the confidence to reach.

Individual needs are discussed in a sensitive and respectful manner, with collaboration with the family a priority when developing Personalised Plans.

Our teachers are flexible and adaptive in their approach. We look to harness each student’s interests and strengths, with teaching styles appropriate to their needs. The College is committed to the ongoing professional development of staff, as the most important resource for our students and their families.

Support at every stage

Students with diverse educational needs are fully engaged in our classrooms.

For gifted students who progress more quickly than their peers, teachers provide extension challenges to nurture their potential.

Students with disabilities and diverse needs are supported proactively. Well before the school year begins, the College liaises closely with the student’s family and current school to ensure that appropriate structures are implemented to support the student’s inclusion. A Personalised Plan is developed based on the student’s individual educational needs, including any adjustments to the curriculum or assessment procedures identified through consultation. A Learning Support Teacher, along with the Mentor Teacher, monitors the student’s progress to ensure that his/her needs are being met.

For further information, please contact Louise Dwyer, Leader of Learning and Wellbeing via email louise.dwyer@cg.catholic.edu.au. The Learning Diversity Team is located within Mathieu House on the first floor of the building.