English as an Additional Language
The EAL (English as an Additional Language) Program supports students from language backgrounds other than English. The course aims to develop these students’ English to enable them to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and to enhance their learning outcomes. These students come from a variety of backgrounds, including immigrant and refugee backgrounds. They are often faced with issues of settlement, language, trauma or poverty in addition to the challenges they face as learners of the English language. Students are supported in small groups according to their English ability. The course provides students with skills for everyday school routines as well as the formal skills of reading, writing, spelling, oral communication and structured grammar.
We also employ a Multicultural Aide who is Karen on 2 days each week who supports students and families from all backgrounds other than English.