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Learning Support

At Harvest, we treat each unique child with compassion, kindness and respect. We are aware that some children require specialised attention and learning support; that’s why we have teachers and SSOs with the experience, patience and training to provide individual assistance for students who require extra support.

Harvest Christian School, Student Services

Learning Support

At Harvest Christian College, our curriculum, assessment, teaching delivery and design are modified to suit the needs of students where suitable and possible. This includes the provision of learning support for students who may need extra assistance. We believe enthusiastically in a multidimensional approach to learning that includes as many pedagogical approaches as it may take to enhance and encourage learning for individuals and groups of students.

Our Learning Support Department provides learning support services, overseen by the Learning Support Coordinator and Assistant Principal. Harvest aims to identify students with learning needs as early as possible using an evidence-led approach.

In the Primary School, classroom teachers work closely with the Learning Support Coordinator and School Support Officers to address children’s specific developmental needs. A combination of supported in-class work, small group work and individually tailored programs generally provides the best learning opportunities for Primary School students.

In the Middle and Senior School, students who require extra support may be offered modified work in smaller class groups as well as working with School Support Officers to assist their achievement. Students with high needs may receive in-class support or undertake integrated learning and some modified courses.

Senior School students who have been identified as having specific learning difficulties may be eligible, under SACE guidelines, for special provision in assessment tasks. Flexible pathways are also possible within the SACE structure.

Private providers such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists are welcome to use the break out rooms within the Student Services Building to provide therapy for students with NDIS plans.

Families are encouraged to be involved in the development of their child’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which identifies strengths as well as adjustments that can help their child be successful in their learning at school.

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