Curriculum & Activities - Learning Support

Learning Support

We monitor each student's progress and provide additional learning support if this is required.

Our school uses learning programs and specialised staff where needed and we work in partnership with parents and carers to assist students who have special learning needs.

Our school is committed to working with Aboriginal parents and community members in developing personalised plans for our Aboriginal students.

The current learning support programs running at Berkeley Vale Campus include:


  • Peer Tutor Reading Program
  • Targeted Assistance Program (TAP)
  • After School Study Access in the library
  • In Class Assistance
  • Academic Assessments
  • Individual Learning Programs

The learning support team incorporating Year Advisors, Deputy Principals, Counsellors and Head Teacher Welfare. Our Learning Support Team meet  every Thursday afternoon to consider the needs of indentified students.  

Special Needs Support

We have a range of educational options to support students with special learning needs which require additional support.

Every student is entitled to attend a NSW public school. If our school is your local school and your first preference, we suggest you talk to our principal to discuss your son's or daughter's needs and options.

Following your discussion, their learning needs will be assessed so that decisions can be made about whether they would be best suited to learning:

  • in a regular class with additional support, or
  • in a special class in a regular or special school.

You will be involved in any decision about the type of support.

After enrolment we will work with you and your son or daughter to continually review their learning needs at each stage of their education.

Enrolling in school

Starting a new school is a big step for all students and their families. If you are thinking about enrolment, we can help with your son's or daughter's transition to our school. Please contact our principal to make an appointment to discuss.

You might like to use our school locator to research regular and special schools which have specialist classes. It is important to be aware that placement outside of our school will need to be done with the assistance of our 

regional team.

Already at school

If you have concerns about your son's or daughter's development or progress at school, or if they have special learning needs which have changed, please contact the principal, so we can best cater for your needs.

The role of the Learning Support Teacher (STL) is to support children who have learning problems especially in the area of literacy. Individual programs will be developed for students who are experiencing difficulty. Parents are an important part of this program. Students may be withdrawn from some classes in Year 7 to receive individual guidance or the learning support teacher may give expert help in the classroom situation. The STL will work closely with teachers in the preparation of programs to suit all levels of needs.

Please contact the school if you have any queries.