LAP offers an opportunity for volunteer adult tutors to work one-to-one with individual students who need extending, self-esteem or confidence building, specific learning help or emotional and social assistance.
We believe that by providing a learning experience which caters for individual needs and differences within a caring and supportive atmosphere, children will grow in the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for life.
Learning Support is a broad term that encompasses the areas of:
Additional Learning Needs
There are students who have additional needs and who require extra planning and support with their learning. This may include the provision of Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Negotiated Curriculums (NC). Students with additional needs are supported through small focus groups, one-on-one support or in class Education Support Officer (ESO) assistance. Learning Support staff identify categories of disability and put in place suitable adjustments required for students. Staff value a collaborative approach with Allied Health Specialists, families and teachers, with a focus on supporting progress for all learners.
Extension and Enrichment Program
The learning curriculum at Pilgrim School aims to provide extension within the framework of the classroom to those students who are more able, by incorporating open-ended topics and opportunity for individual extension. Small groups of students participate in specific extension programs.
During the year, Pilgrim School offers students enrichment programs where they can select an area of interest for short term lessons.
Students also have the opportunity to be involved in South Australian Christian Schools Association (SACSA) sports events, Pedal Prix, Drama Club, Campus Junior or Senior Choir, Campus Music Ensemble, International Competitions and Assessments in Schools (ICAS) competitions and school initiatives such as Writers’ Club or Coders’ Club.