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Learning Support at John Paul II offers a number of programs for children identified as experiencing difficulty.  Programs cover the areas of: literacy, numeracy, speech therapy, English as a second language and a motor sensory development.

John Paul II employs a learning support teacher who co-ordinates the special education programs.  This teacher assists in the assessment and implementation of these programs.  The school liaises with specialist service providers in the areas of speech and language development; occupational therapists and physiotherapists; psychologists and social workers; as well as referring students for further educational assessments where required. John Paul II strives to meet individual needs as fully as possible within the regular classroom environment.

 Some of our students are working through the MultiLit reading programme which helps fill in some gaps in student learning.  Individual students work with a tutor for about 20 to 25 minutes three times a week.  This year 3 new tutors have been trained and are very much enjoying being involved in working with young students.  If becoming a tutor interests you and you can commit to a few hours (or more) a week please come and see me.  Being a tutor is not difficult and is a very satisfying and worthwhile way to help.

 

Shelley Leonard

Learning Support Teacher

 

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