The Greenhouse - Literacy Support
Our Special Education personnel develop and provide programmes specific to the needs of children with a variety of learning deficits or special aptitudes.
Disabilities range from severe impairment to just one area of learning difficulty, while giftedness can require an extension programme.
Teachers, teacher aides and peer tutors staff the Special Education Department. They use a wide range of diagnostic techniques to monitor pupils' progress.
In addition they:
If you have any concerns about your child's performance, please contact the Literacy Support Co‑ordinator, Margaret Chisholm.
What Students say:
Working on the Lexia computer programme.
We come to the Green House four times a week for extra help with our reading, writing and spelling. We do heaps of work like computer skills and ‘Lexia Cross Trainer’. Cross Trainer is a programme on the computer that is a bit like a ‘Playstation’, but it’s more to do with map skills and thinking games. One of the activities is called ‘Tangrams’. There is a picture made with shapes displayed on the left of the screen and you have to match this picture with the shapes on the right side of the screen. As it gets harder, the picture on the left only stays on the screen for a few seconds so you have to create the image from memory.
We also learn a heap of computer skills like how to copy and paste pictures onto our work.
By Alex Solly