Learning Enrichment and Support

In alignment with the BCE​​​​​​​​ Gifted Education Position Statement: Catholic Education Archdiocese of Brisbane we acknowledge the definition of  the gifted child as being one:

who performs or who has the ability to perform at a level significantly beyond his or her chronologically aged peers and whose unique abilities and characteristics require special provisions and social and emotional support from the family, community and educational context.

​At St Agatha's we maintain high expectations and strive hard to provide enriching and supportive challenges for our learners.  For a student consistently achieving above the expected year level or for those experiencing difficulties, in collaboration with the class teacher our experienced Learning Enrichment Team is able to:

  • ​Engage in planning discussions to identify opportunities for curriculum differentiation.
  • ​Offer appropriate screening and testing to gather further insight into the child's learning profile.
  • Work with a whole class, small groups or with an individual inside or outside of the classroom for either extension or support.
  • ​Facilitate broader extension and support opportunities throughout the year such as the University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) and  Minilit Reading Intervention Program.

 

Our Learning Enrichment Team works in close collaboration with Parents, Teachers, our school Guidance Counsellor, Principal, a range of Catholic Education Consultants and external professionals to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all students.

Within primary settings, educational psychology services are delivered to clusters of schools.  The Guidance Counsellor delivers direct services to schools providing consultancy on learning needs, behaviour management, psycho-educational assessment, counselling and proactive initiatives.


Below is the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework and the Model of Pedagogy that informs all that we do at St Agatha's Clayfield.

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