At Glenala State High School, all teachers strongly
believe that every student deserves the best education possible through having
their individual learning needs catered for in challenging and engaging tasks
We also recognise that some students may not be able
to access the curriculum at the same rate or in the same way as their peers,
and offer many different opportunities for students to learn the knowledge and
skills required in an ever-changing world. Some students may be supported
through the provision of a teacher aide in class or be placed in intervention
classes for short periods of time.
Language Background other than English
For those who have a Language Background other than
English and require additional language based support, culturally appropriate
staff are employed along with specialist teachers who understand how those with
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learn. Along with
classroom support, we have Pasifika, African and Vietnamese Liaison officers on
hand to assist our students and their families with all curriculum related matters.
Students who need it can access smaller specialist
English classes in years 7-10 and, in 2018, we are introducing an Intensive
English Support class for those who have very recently arrived in Australia and
are still learning about Australian schooling.
Students with Disabilities
We are an inclusive practices school and do not have a
dedicated area for a Special Education Unit. All students are placed into
classes that best suit their needs and learn alongside their peers. Students
with disability have a case manager who will work with teachers to ensure
individual needs are understood and curriculum outcomes are met.
Students with a disability or significant learning
needs may follow an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) to ensure the learning
opportunities are at an appropriate level or may be in slightly smaller classes
to ensure they receive the high level of support required to maximise learning.
We believe that working with parents and carers
is the best way to ensure all our students have the maximum chance of academic
success and look forward to discussing your child with you.