Exceptional Learners | Ms Karin Coleshill

Challenge Program

These academic extension classes will start in Week 2. The Maths Honours classes are once a week and Year 7 parents will receive an email if their son is eligible. We have changed communication this year and we are emailing the student with the invitation and then parents can see this on the Parent Lounge where they will still need to accept or decline.

Placements are determined on the academic result and change at the start of each term. An 'A' needs to be maintained and boys need to commit to the program.

The English Honours Program is three times a term and is again based on the 'A' result and follows the same principles as Maths Honours.

The Future Problem Solving classes will also start next week, boys are encouraged to sign up in 4.4 as soon as possible. These classes are also on a weekly basis with a team commitment.

There will be an information evening on Thursday 8 February at 6pm in GT125. This will cover the programs and provide an opportunity for discussion with program teachers.

General Tips and Organisation

New parents will find this link useful as it contains many different ways your son can be supported with his study at home, with a number of different ideas to create good study habits, www.studyskillshandbook.com.au once you access the site the username is: forterraceonly and the password: 28results.

Learning Enrichment

The Learning Enrichment (support) classes will be visible on your son’s timetable. They take the place of a Language other than English. Placement in these classes is based on testing results and consultation with parents. There will be an information evening on Tuesday 20 February in GT125 at 6pm for parents of primary boys and 7pm for parents of secondary students. An overview of the program will be covered as well as chance to speak to the faculty teachers.

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) will start in Week 3, further details can be found on the website. Boys who missed out on the Year 7 placement testing will be required to catch this up after school, further details will be sent to parents closer to the time.