Learning Support Program

Learning Support Program

The Learning Support Program at Lumen Christi College assists students with additional needs and offers support to any students who experience problems with academic tasks because of learning difficulties. The program spans all year groups and support may be of an intermittent or regular nature.

Active inclusion is the key educational concept that underpins this program and every effort is made to offer support to students within the classroom environment, amongst their peers. 

Students will work in regular classes with extra support, in small groups or on a 1:1 basis as required. Every effort is therefore made to assist student learning within the regular classroom environment. 

An Education Assistant is available in the classroom, to work with students who require support in order to complete tasks set during class.  

Students with disabilities are fully catered for within the confines of the classroom as much as is possible. Small groups of students may occasionally be withdrawn from class to prepare for assessments or consolidate a concept.  

If deemed necessary, individuals may also be withdrawn to receive one-to-one support. We provide 1:1 assistance to Upper School students as required, especially with the Upper School Courses of Study.

Some students have an Individual Educational Plan/Curriculum Adjusted Plan/Health Plan/Individual Transition Plan.  A small number of students’ tasks will be modified in presentation and occasionally in content as deemed necessary by the classroom teacher, in consultation with the Learning Support Coordinator. Support will be offered in all core subjects and, for safety reasons, in Food Creation, Sport and Manual Arts.  

We are heavily involved and highly successful in the ACC Inclusive Sports (Swimming, Soccer, Cross country, Athletics, Bowling). 

Teachers and College Administration are fully supportive of our inclusive model and ensure the curriculum is accessible to each student in their class.

The support program is reviewed annually and modified to meet the growing demands of our school population. Our new facilities in the Senior Transition Centre allow us to embrace 21st Century technology. Our state-of-art building ensures the success of our Lifeskills, Remediation and VET programs.

Current Programs

We are now offering a Certificate I in Hospitality, Certificate I in Infrastructure (embedded in Specialist Science) and a Certificate I in Information Technology to a select number of Year 10 students.  

In Years 8 and 9, we offer a practical Mathematics, Humanities & Social Sciences class, where educational outcomes are attained through alternative and modified methods to promote student engagement. Support will be offered in two of the Year 7 classes to assist with Literacy and Numeracy. 

Our Lifeskills program, which takes place each Friday, teaches Lower School students how to catch a bus or train, use a SmartRider, be aware of road safety, shop for particular items, deal with money, cooking, laundry, stranger danger, protective behaviours etc. 

Lumen Christi College also has a close association with Therapy Focus who offer ‘on-site’ occupational/speech therapy.  

Year 7 - 10 Core subject support in class as required.

Lifeskills 
(Years 7 - 9)
 

Transport training, shopping, personal hygiene and protective behaviours.

Design & Technology 
(Years 7 - 9)

Support as required in craft, cooking, metalwork, woodwork and art.
 
Literacy & Numeracy (Year 7)
Challenging activities in literacy and numeracy.

 
TAFE Certificate I 
(Years 8 - 10)
 

Vocational careers, work readiness, retail and information technology.
 
TAFE Certificate I in Hospitality    
TAFE Certificate I in Resources
(Year 10)

Offered to selected students.
Work Experience 
(Years 11 - 12) 

We offer fully supported work experience at various local outlets.
 
Specialised Study Classes & Catch Up        
(Years 11 - 12)
 
We assist Upper School students with study skills, career choices and assessments on a 1:1 basis.