English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Students who are learning English as an Additional Language, due to being new to Australia or from a non-English speaking background, receive extra support.
Our Specialist EAL teachers work with students who need support to learn English in their classroom, in small groups, several times a week.
We have an ethnic aide who supports our newly arrived Chinese students and other students who speak Mandarin or Cantonese, and their families.
We organise interpreters for our Parent-Teacher Interviews and we are able to organise interpreters for other meetings as required to ensure families are able to communicate effectively with the school and their child's teachers.
Students are assessed against the EAL continuum in English, on their school report, so their progress is accurately recorded. As students gain a greater understanding of English they are then assessed against the same curriculum as their English Speaking Peers.