Supporting All Students

Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Programs

At St Francis Xavier, we offer programs 

  • to assist students requiring additional support 
  • extension with their learning in Literacy and Numeracy. 

Specially qualified teachers 

  • design learning programs to cater for individual needs  
  • work with students either in small group settings, one to one or alongside students in the classroom.

Our Reading Recovery Program caters for children in Year 1 who need extra support in learning to read and write.
The student’s classroom literacy program is supplemented with daily one-to-one lessons of thirty minutes. The program runs for twelve to twenty weeks with a specially trained teacher. The teacher provides an intensive, individualised program of one-to-one teaching in literacy skills, with the ultimate aim of supporting the child to participate as a learner in the classroom program, with greater skills, confidence and independence. 

Our Small Group Literacy Intervention Programs cater for students requiring additional support with developing their reading, writing and spelling skills. Small group classes are conducted in a warm and supportive environment where the learning is differentiated and carefully targeted to meet the needs of students. 

Our Numeracy Intervention Program caters for students in Years 1 – 4 who need additional focused instruction and support at the needed level of intensity in the area of numeracy. Students attend daily one-to-one sessions four days a week. The program runs for six months at a time. The teacher provides an intensive, individualised program supporting the students in the area of exploring and consolidating numbers. The program also enables students to investigate and apply strategies to mathematical tasks with efficiency and confidence. 

Our New Arrivals students and students whose first language is not English, English as an Additional Language EAL, are well supported by our qualified EAL teacher. The teacher works in collaboration with classroom teachers to ensure that appropriate support is provided to students settling into our school as they learn English

Newly Arrived students are provided with intensive English language instruction to help assist their educational and social adjustment to schooling in Australia. Our New Arrivals/ EAL  teacher liaises closely with parents, interpreters, class teachers and outside agencies to ensure that the students feel safe and well supported.