Intervention Programs

A range of intervention programs are utilised to support students who are experiencing learning difficulties. A current program, MiniLit, is designed to support students foundational literacy knowledge. MiniLit is a research initiative of the Macquarie University. The program is a highly effective and intensive early literacy intervention program. It has been specifically researched and designed for students in year one who meet a specific selection criteria. Tutors in MiniLit have undertaken extensive training to be able to deliver the program. The course duration is for twenty weeks and presented in a small group setting, four - five days per week, for an hour per day. The content is very structured and systematic and since its implementation last year has seen great success. Complementary to MiniLit is MacqLit. MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older (approx year 3 and above) low-progress readers. It provides staff with a comprehensive sequence of lessons that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Specifically tailored numeracy intervention programs are also developed to target specific cohorts of students who are either working below expected year level standard (growth focus) or above year level standard (stretch focus).