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Program Aims

Role in the Gippsland Region

Staff Expertise

Student Welfare

Parents/Guardians and the School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English as an Additional Language support

Language Support for primary / secondary students.

The study of English is about the appropriate and effective use of the language as a means
of learning and communicating. Through language use, students convey and discover
information, work through ideas and express feelings. Students learning English as an
Additional Language (EAL) may need targeted English language teaching, extra time,
support and exposure to English before they can attain the expected learning outcomes
described in the Australian Curriculum English learning area.

 Role of EAL teachers

EAL teachers provide our school and also other schools (off campus visiting “Outpost”) programs at times of high numbers of new arrivals/EAL students as the need arises. Changes in settlement patterns affect the provision and content of these programs.  Visiting outposting is provided in a single school or for a cluster of schools.

 

 

Staff Expertise

Our EAL teachers are highly skilled and experienced in the teaching of English as an Additional Language. A commitment to ongoing professional development, team planning and regular program review contribute to the high standard of teaching within the school.

Student Welfare

Many of our students have experienced war, interruption to their schooling and economic hardship; all have experienced the dislocation of migration.  As a consequence Liddiard Road PS places a high priority on meeting the welfare needs of students through:

 

Parents/Guardians and the School

EAL regards effective home-school communication as essential to good student learning and communication using interpreters and translators is highly valued.  Parents and guardians are regularly informed about the school’s programs. Student progress is reported on each term at a parent teacher interview for primary and secondary students.