We have a Learning Diversity Teacher whose role is to meet the needs of individual students who need extra support in the classroom. Children with specific learning needs can have the school program adjusted or modified according to their needs. Students with higher abilities are extended to meet their learning needs.
Classroom teachers work collaboratively with the Learning Diversity Team, specialists and parents to modify classroom programs, devise new programs of teaching and identify appropriate resources to create learning and social opportunities for students with special education needs. Learning support can be provided one-on-one or in small groups with a Teacher’s Aide. Students with higher ability are set challenges in their learning and meet with the Learning Diversity Teacher in a small group setting and are enriched in their classroom through differentiation of the learning program.
Our focus for support is on early intervention and detection of difficulties with learning. Students’ progress is monitored and assessed regularly. Our Learning Diversity Program focuses on respect for the dignity of each child to give them every opportunity and support to reach their full potential.
Catholic Schools Broken Bay Vision of Learner Diversity
Catholic Schools Broken Bay school system is proud of its comprehensive and inclusive support of diverse learners, including high potential and gifted students, as well as students with a range of other learning needs.
Various support services for students with disability are available, including:
• Consultation support for class teachers to assist with the provision of reasonable adjustments
• Services to support students with hearing and vision impairment
• Leadership support to assist with the development and implementation of an inclusive school model
• Transition planning support
EILEEN OCONNOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL
The Eileen O’Connor School will provide quality Catholic education for students with a disability from Kindergarten to Year 12. Collaborating in the Mission, focusing on human flourishing, using Christ’s example to serve, we believe that every child is a unique individual created by God and valued as an individual learner with strengths, gifts, and talents.
Eileen O’Connor School (EOS) will provide a flexible and responsive model of education for students with disability through the structure of a Base School and a network of Support Classes in local parish schools. Transition between the Base School and Support Classes, or Support Classes and local parish school enrolment is facilitated.
Catholic Schools Broken Bay currently has Eileen O’Connor Support Classes for students with a disability at St Martin’s Catholic School at Davidson, as well as at St Brendan’s Catholic School at Lake Munmorah. A third site on the North Shore, located at Prouille Catholic Primary School, Wahroonga will commence in 2024.
ENROLMENT ENQUIRY INFORMATION
Families interested in seeking enrolment in an Eileen O’Connor Support Class, please complete the CSBB Enquiry Form and select your Local Catholic Parish school in the drop-down menu.
Families wishing to register an expression of interest in the Eileen O’Connor Base School are encouraged to do so via this link.