Learning support

LS Team Overview (pdf 486 KB)

We monitor each student's progress and provide additional learning support if this is required.

Our school uses learning programs and specialised staff where needed and we work in partnership with parents and carers to assist students who have special learning needs.

Our school is committed to working with Aboriginal parents and community members in developing personalised plans for our Aboriginal students.

We are fortunate to have the support of the following specialist teachers at Wollongong Public.

ESL - English as a Second Language

Approximately 54% of our student population are from language backgrounds other than English. There are as many as thirty-two community languages spoken by our students. We have a full-time ESL teacher employed to work with the ESL students on a needs basis. The multicultural nature of our school provides a colourful framework for inclusiveness and tolerance.

LAST - Learning Assistance and Support Teachers

These specialist teachers assist schools to cater for those students in regular classes who are experiencing difficulties in basic areas of their learning. The LAST works with the school, teachers, parents and caregivers to identify and assess students experiencing difficulties in basic areas of learning. The LAST works collaboratively with the school's Learning Support Team to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programs for students experiencing difficulties in learning.

Reading Recovery

The school currently receives funding for a select number of students from Year 1 to be involved in the program. Students receive daily individual intensive reading sessions.