An aim of the Learning Support Program is to help make each student’s learning experience worthwhile in conjunction with our academically high standards.
Students at Saint Maur International School come from culturally diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities. We have a small percentage of students with special learning needs and we recognize that these children need more support of a specific nature in order to access the school curriculum.
The Learning Support Department provides students with a nurturing, carefully structured learning environment designed to accommodate each individual's learning needs. The Learning Support Coordinator plans the support for each student in close consultation with the Learning Support Committee, classroom/subject teachers, and parents. An individual educational plan (IEP) or intervention plan is created to track student progress and developments. Frequent review meetings, involving all relevant parties, also aid in tracking progress.
Even though the availability of our special needs services is limited, we still offer a range of support to help each student succeed; for example, there is the After School Academic Support Program. This is a free tutoring service where various subject teachers offer their expertise to students after school each week day.
Also, to keep track of students’ progress and prevent them from falling behind, we have the Advisory Program. Each Secondary School homeroom is assigned an advisory teacher who works with students and parents to provide that extra push in assessment tasks. All teachers and staff at Saint Maur International School are committed to working in collaboration with parents and, when necessary, external agencies to develop the most appropriate program of education for each student.