Support for learning (SfL)

The Support for Learning program serves students with mild learning difficulties with targeted support of up to four lessons per week and assists class and subject teachers to ensure that students receive the appropriate teaching and learning experiences.  Support provided ranges from indirect (consultation and collaboration) to direct (in-class and pull-out) services for students. An individual learning plan (ILP) is developed in consultation with SfL teachers, class/subject teachers, parents, and students to identify the learning goals and accommodations for students in the program.

English Language Learners (ELL)

The aim of the ELL Program is to help the students, whose first language is not English, to learn and use English for social and academic purposes. The ELL teacher seeks to provide an atmosphere where the students feel comfortable and motivated. Using a variety of methods, the students will be encouraged to communicate through the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking to a level necessary for their successful transfer into the mainstream program as quickly as possible.  ELL students are served  through a "withdrawal system" where small groups of students are withdrawn from subjects and given intensive English tuition.

Counselling program

Both the primary and secondary divisions have the equivalent of one full-time counsellor providing support for students, parents, and teachers. The focus of the program is the development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. The counsellors provide guidance and/or information on issues such as self esteem, peer pressure, transitional difficulties, social skills, interpersonal relationships, organizational skills and other issues that students may face. Types of services include; individual (parent or child), family and group counselling. Referrals are made by parents, teachers or the students.