Additional Support

At St. Mary’s our focus is the support of the whole individual. The learning needs of each student is catered for by a dedicated team of teachers and learning support officers who use best practice to support each student.

Our rigorously implemented Inclusion and Diversity program focusses on early identification of students with addition needs (SWANs). Followed by the development and implemention of strategic plans to meet the child’s needs in a caring and supportive environment and where they receive an equitable opportunity to receive their entitlement to a world class education.

Where more personalised interventions are required, support is provided in a range of ways; from in class support to intensive intervention programs and Personalised Learning Plans.

The formation of a Program Support Group, involving teachers, parents and members of school leadership, our SWAN’s progress is monitored, tracked and communicated to parents on a regular basis. Short and long-term goals set collaboratively by the team and where appropriate, partnerships with allied services such as paediatricians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists are formed.

To support students who may require more specialised wellbeing support, St. Mary’s also offers access to an on-site psychologist at no cost to families where the child has a current mental Health Care Plan. We also have a school Chaplain who for two days each work is on-site to support students in a more casual and short term approach.

Parents are always welcome to contact the School if they are concerned about their child’s learning or wellbeing.