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.
Course Confirmation 26 January
Tuesday 20th January 2015
A reminder to all Senior Students that Course Confirmation is on Monday 26 January. Course Confirmation is compulsory f...Read more »
Onslow College - Clean sweep of 1914 Christmas Truce 5-a-side football tournament
Thursday 11th December 2014
Football is often called the beautiful game, but a century ago it also led to a beautiful moment in the midst of the hor...Read more »
Football Success Stories
Friday 5th December 2014
The following Onslow College students have been chosen in the 2015 Football Federation Training Squad: Luke Agalawatta...Read more »
Onslow College Celebration of Success - Thursday 27th November
Tuesday 25th November 2014
The Onslow College Celebration of Success is a new initiative designed to recognise and celebrate the unique culture of ...Read more »
Monday 20th October 2014
We are delighted that so many of our students in Year 13 have recevied scholarships for Tertiary Study in 2015. Victor...Read more »
Wednesday 11th June 2014
Copies of all our bulletins are available on the website http://www.onslow.school.nz/home/about-us/newsletters/bulletins...Read more »