Learning Support

Learning Support - More information about the learning support team

Learning Support

What is the Learning Support Team?
The Learning Support Team (LST) aims to support all students in reaching their full potential. This includes students who have barriers to their learning and those who are Gifted and Talented. A key feature of the Learning Support Team is the facilitation of collaborative planning between teachers, support staff, parents and students. This service is delivered in a range of ways from 1:1 tuition, small group work, and can include participation in Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up or extension programs.

School Based Programs

  • Resilience and Groupwork Skills (all)
  • DRUMBEAT (Holyoake) program Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.

Students learn basic techniques for the Djembe Drum while developing interpersonal skills and building relationships.

Gifted and Talented

  • Future Problem Solving Pprogram (www.fpsp.org.au)
  • A range of extension activities to suit the needs and interests of the child

Learning Support Team

  • Learning Support Coordinator: Rosalie McDonald
  • Educational Psychologist: Dana Sallese M.A.P.S. (Consults weekly) l Other External Consultants (Coopted as required)
  • College Social Workers: Lynda Beaven - Senior Social Worker l Donna Jordan - Social Worker l Kiona Fitzpatrick - School Nurse
  • Teacher Aides: Cheryl Sheehan l Nick Sallese l Lisa Robertson l Karen Beattie
  • Teachers: Nona Roberts - Key Learning Skills Program l Bridget Leary - Gifted & Talented Coordinator
  • Aboriginal Support: Margaret Shearer
  • Deputy Principal of Learning and Teaching: Gavin Hicks

College Counselling Service
As part of the Pastoral Care Team counsellors work with students, families, staff and the broader community to provide a professional holistic counselling and support service.
Services include:

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Community and medical referrals to various agencies to assist and support the student
  • Community education and proactive intervention
  • Emotional and psycho/social assessment
  • College liaison, support and provisional advice
  • Case Management
  • Group work
  • Mediation
  • Transition support
  • Home/hospital visits

What SBSC can offer you!

  • Evaluation of students
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programs for students with learning difficulties
  • Assist teachers in supporting students with a diverse range of learning needs
  • Assist with referrals to outside agencies
  • Liaise with teachers to monitor student progress
  • Assist in transition to the workplace
  • Explore assistive technology options that would be suitable for individual student needs

Contact Details
For more information or referral to a member of the LST, please contact:
Rosalie McDonald
Learning Support Coordinator
03 6424 7622

Click here to download the Learning Support Flyer as a PDF