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The mission of Caloundra Christian College espouses the belief that all students have the right to access and participate fully in all the programs offered by the school. Therefore, the College is committed to providing support for students who require assistance in order to access the regular curriculum. Support, for students with special needs, is provided across all age groups on an individual and small group basis.
The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is staffed by Mrs Katrina Martini, who has Special Education qualifications, and provides support to both Middle and Senior School students. Eligible students can access up to 4 x 40 minute individualised sessions per week, in addition to regular in-class support.
A Primary-trained teacher, Mrs Annette Doherty provides assistance to students from Prep through to Year 6. Primary students, with special needs, receive individualised and small group instruction in a withdrawal setting and/or classroom setting depending on need.
Students are assisted in both settings by Mrs Sue Morrison who is a trained Teacher Aide with extensive experience working with students with special needs. Mrs Morrison works predominately with the Middle School students.
Two groups of students are able to access these support services - Students with Disabilities and Students with Learning Difficulties.
Students with Disabilities
Students who fit into this grouping have been diagnosed - by a medical practitioner - with one or more of the following disabilities.
If you require more information about our support for students with disabilities, click here.
They may exhibit characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Dyslexia, or have difficulties with short term and/or long term memory, auditory processing and organisational difficulties. These students may struggle with all subjects or may have difficulties in one or two specific subject areas.
If you require more information about our support regarding students with learning difficulties, click here.
If you have concerns about your child’s progress, please contact your classroom teacher/s and discuss the matter before continuing with any further course of action.
More information on Students with Learning Difficulties, click here.