Stuart Park school provides a comprehensive range of support for students including:
- Literacy and Numeracy Program
- The Mini Lit & Multi Lit Programs
- QuickSmart Maths
- The Nemarluk classes and
- The buddy programs that upper primary classes run to make school a fun learning experience for younger children.
Literacy and Numeracy Program
The school has a program that identifies areas of need and moves resources to support students through providing extra tutor assistance. Teachers use the data that the school collects to monitor student progress and target areas of need.
Minilit and Multilit
This Reading Program is research backed and was developed at Macquarie University. We have several teachers and tutors trained to implement this program which has been effective in supporting students who have fallen behind in reading.
Two classes from Nemarluk School come to Stuart Park for four days a week. (Tuesday - Friday)
The pupils have their own classrooms at Stuart Park School, one junior and one senior group, where they learn maths, literacy and life skills with Nemarluk staff.
Some of these pupils use sign language and pictographs to help them learn and communicate. They enjoy joining in Stuart Park classes for a variety of programs eg physical education, art, library, learning centre activities, music, technology and health.
They attend school Assemblies, sitting with their Stuart Park integrated classes. They participate in Sports Days and all other special events and activities, whenever possible.
They mix with all the other children at playtimes, out in the big Stuart Park grounds. All these opportunities help the children develop and practise important social skills and build friendships.
The buddy program at Stuart park is where is classes from the upper primary area of the school adopt an early childhood class to work with.
Students in the upper primary classes work with one or two buddies (depending on numbers) and do activities with them like:
- arts and making things,
- sport, and
- independent choice.
This is a great learning experience for the Early Childhood and Upper Primary students as they each learn how the class communities can work together.