Supporting all learners to achieve their best
All English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners - whether they be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migrant heritage born in Australia or EAL/D learners who are newly arrived in Australia - have the right to participate fully in the broad range of schooling experiences.
With appropriate EAL/D support, the English language and literacy outcomes of ESL learners improve, and over time can match those of other student groups.
The Multicultural Queensland Policy 2004, Multicultural Queensland – making a world of difference, underpins the operations of all government agencies to ensure issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism are addressed strategically.
Students are identified on enrolment and this information is passed on to the Teaching and Learning department.
A learning support teacher coordinates EAL/D support for Australian residents or refugees and liaises with the Advisory Visiting Teacher (AVT) EAL/D. This support can include:
- Inclusion in a study group
- Inclusion in a supported class
- Exam support
- Additional support from the AVT EAL/D
Wayne Hay l Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning
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