Special Learning Needs - Our Lady of Dolours, Chatswood

Special Learning Needs

At OLD, we carefully attend to special learning needs through a variety of formal support programmes:

A: Learning Support:

Students who find learning difficult at school are consistently catered for within the classroom setting by our teachers who differentiate learning experiences depending on students’ needs. Importantly too, parents, teachers and students are supported by our specialist “Learning Support Teacher” who offers additional expertise and guidance.

B: EAL/D Support

Students who speak a language other than English at home are supported by our EAL/D teacher who offers specialist expertise. We are proud of the fact that, here at Our Lady of Dolours, we value and celebrate the wonderful cultural diversity of our unique school community. Each student who comes from a non-English speaking background receives beneficial support from our EAL/D specialist teacher to develop and meet their literacy and language needs.

C: Enrichment – (Gifted and Talented Programmes)

Students who display a high aptitude for learning and thinking are primarily catered for within the differentiated programmes in the classroom setting. Importantly too, OLD offers a variety of learning enrichment programmes to specifically support these students.

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