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Learning Support

The Learning Support Department assists teachers to support and monitor progress for students with particular learning difficulties or with special abilities. Generally this support takes part in the regular class setting. Parents and students can discuss concerns with subject or form teachers who will then seek assistance from the Learning Support Department, or, they may contact the Department themselves.

Students with major special education needs are offered an Individual Education Plan (IEP) Parents should indicate special needs on the enrolment card.

For students experiencing difficulty with written work, reading or spelling, some tuition is offered on a whole class basis.

A Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour also assists on a part time basis for students with moderate needs. Referrals for this service must be made through the school Guidance Counsellor, year level Dean or HOD Learning Support.

Subject based extension is currently offered within the regular class room setting in a mixed- ability environment. Other extension opportunities can be found in the many clubs and co-curricular activities offered at Onslow such as debating, drama, theatresports, cultural and sporting activities.

A separate pamphlet details the school's philosophy and learning programme for students with special academic ability and is available on request.

The Learning Support Department offers help to senior students who are referred by parents or teachers or who refer themselves. students with the greatest need have priority. Study skills workshops are compulsory for Year 11 students and are offered on a voluntary basis to students at other levels.

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Newsletter now available

Thursday 17th April 2014

The end of term newsletter is now available here

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School Cross Country Thursday 17th April Postponed until Term 2

Wednesday 16th April 2014

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11PE Triathlon has been CANCELLED

Saturday 12th April 2014

Due to safety concerns with the road conditions, the Year 11 Triathlon has been cancelled. A decision on when this wil...

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Entertainment Books 2014 - 2015 on sale now!

Friday 11th April 2014

Order your 2014 - 2015 Entertainment Book now to receive over $20,000 worth of valuable 2-for-1 and up to 50% offers fro...

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And another Medal!

Friday 28th March 2014

Well done to Will Fahey (Stroke), Angus Todd, Will Pearson, Josh Blackmore and Dion Blackmore (Cox) placing third in the...

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NEWSFLASH - GOLD MEDAL AT MAADI CUP

Friday 28th March 2014

Hayden Robertson just rowed to a gold medal in the Boys Under17 single scull! First Gold for Onslow College since 1979!...

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Scholarship Results for Onslow College

Tuesday 11th March 2014

Congratulations to our Year 13 Students who received Scholarships in the 2013 examinations. It is great to see the har...

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Rowing Success!

Monday 10th March 2014

Congratulations to the large contingent of rowers that represented Onslow College with pride and determination over the ...

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Alisha Gilchrist smashes Under 16 Girls 3000m record!

Friday 7th March 2014

Year 11 student Alisha Gilchrist didn't just win the Under 16 Girls 3000m race at the Western Zone Athletics competion o...

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Snapper travel concession

Monday 3rd March 2014

Wellington child travel concessions on Snapper for senior students are due to expire, to ensure students continue to rec...

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Sports in 2014

Monday 27th January 2014

The 2014 Sports Handbook and associated forms are now available on the Sports pages of the website. Summer sports comm...

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