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.
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...Read more »
Monday 10th March 2014
Congratulations to the large contingent of rowers that represented Onslow College with pride and determination over the ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »