Effective communication between students, teachers and parents is integral in ensuring every student can reach their potential. Parents are encouraged to contact teachers to clarify things, or to provide important information. Communication between students and teachers can continue via email when students are home sick or needing assistance while working at home.
Each teacher will provide timeframes that they can be contacted outside of school hours. Teachers will also be in regular contact with parents and are available for informal meetings when necessary. Parents can contact teachers through the Compass portal or via email.
Education support strives to provide students with modified programs and assessments to aid them in being successful learners. We offer students with a disability, a modified, scaffolded and supported learning environment across the key learning areas (English, mathematics, HASS and science).
In addition, if students are struggling in an elective subject, they can access modified assessments to assist their learning. We offer remedial and recovery programs within English, math, and sensory skills. Education support personnel provide targeted support to students with a disability within their main areas of need.
This may be in English or mathematics skills, social skills or another area that either parents, Subject Teachers or the Education Support Teacher has identified, through specialist reports or discussions between the family and the school.
We encourage regular communication between parents and the Education Support Teacher to ensure students get the best and most appropriate support possible.
TRANSFORMING TODAY’S TEENS
For over 20 years The Rite Journey has been providing unique educational programs to support the development of self-aware, responsible, respectful, resilient and resourceful adults.
OUR PCC CONTEXT
How does the Rite Journey embody the values and beliefs of our Christian perspective?
We believe that all things come under God’s sovereignty including our journey from childhood to adulthood. In the Bible it says:
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”
1 Corinthians 13:11
In western society, this movement from childhood to adulthood is extended by adolescence, with no clear rite of passage between the two. The Rite Journey program over the year covers content and presents challenges to our young people, in order to help them make this step to a more mature, adult way of thinking. As we seek to develop faithful disciples for Christ, we offer formational experiences that invite them to embody wisdom in their choices, to challenge their childish thinking and actions, and to put the ways of childhood behind them.
Term 1 – Who am I really?
Term 2 – How do I get along with others?
Term 3 – What else is there?
Term 4 – What is my purpose and what do I have to give?
Defence School Mentor Program
We provide additional support for families of the Australian Defence Force through employing a Defence School Mentor (DSM) two days per week.
The DSM’s focus is helping Defence students integrate, settle in and flourish within our school.
The program includes:
– Regular individual and group interactions (facilitated by the DSM)
– Lunchtime activities
– Family communications and events
– Family newsletters
– Pathways for DMFS services and entitlements
– Activities to support students while a family is posting in and out, or away on deployments, courses and exercises
The DSM’s role is part of a nationally constructed framework supported by Defence Members and Families Support (DMFS) across different state and territory education systems.