All Saints’ College endeavours to meet the individual needs of each student. In partnership with families, our highly qualified staff consider each child’s overall abilities and interests to provide programs which aim to extend identified strengths and intervene where there are gaps in learning.
All Saints’ College Junior School provides opportunities to challenge the most able students as well as offering targeted intervention to students who experience difficulty with literacy and/or numeracy.
We celebrate the fact that a wide range of students have different strengths. We aim to offer programs in many areas, in addition to English and Mathematics.
The ‘Opportunities’ programs include:
- Targeted literacy and numeracy programs
- Mathematics ability grouping within each year group from Years 2 – 6
- Eng Quest
- Science Investigations
- Writing workshops
- Tournament of Minds
- Night of the Notables
- Academic competitions (Writing, Mathematics and Science)
- Historical inquiry
- Music (Choral and Instrumental)
- Art competitions
The ‘Opportunities’ programs occur both in the classroom, and, where appropriate, by providing small group intensive teaching. Differentiation of the curriculum is integral to our teaching and learning practices. The ‘Opportunities’ programs provide more depth to the students’ learning experiences.
Research shows that intervention is most successful for children in the Early Years. This is reflected in our teaching and learning programs for this stage of schooling. It is also recognised that some students require further targeted intervention throughout the rest of their Junior School years.