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Irrawang High School

Irrawang High School

Achievement through learning and participation

Telephone02 4987 4687

Emailirrawang-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

Learning Support Team

The school Learning and Support team plays a key role in ensuring that the specific needs of students with a disability and additional learning and support needs are met. 

Meet the Irrawang High School LaST Team:

Suzi Morris is a highly experienced member of the learning and support team who has been working as a Learning and Support Teacher (LaST) for ten years. Suzi works with students, parents/carers, classroom teachers and external agencies to develop learning plans to map the pathway for successful learning at IHS. Suzi is involved in diagnostic testing, Disability Provisions for the H.S.C and coordinates National Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD).

Melanie Morgan is a teacher who has been focused on program called “Ramp Up Writing” which explicitly teaches some of the mechanics of writing and builds confidence in the writing process.  Throughout this process she works with small groups of students who may need literacy support as well as those who need extending.  She is also a member of our “Literacy Sprint” team who delivers short literacy lessons across the school.

Michelle Liddell is Learning and Support Teacher (LaST) who works with small groups of students to build their literacy skills.  Michelle uses the Lexia program to build student skills and also writes Individual Learning Plans for students.  She is also a Distance Education Coordinator and involved in the Ngarralbaa Aboriginal Education team activities throughout the school. Michelle works in the library, our student learning hub.

Alyssa Allen is a Student Learning Support Officer (SLSO) who runs our QuickSmart literacy intervention program.  Alyssa develops strong trusting relationships with small groups of students to become more confident readers.  Based in the library, Alyssa also supports other literacy intervention initiatives within the school.

Johanne Montano supports our English as a Second Language/Dialect (EAL/D) students to hone their literacy and speech skills and provides some in class support.  In addition, Johanne supports senior students in their study periods providing this opportunity for students to “book a mentor” session.  Johanne is passionate about mathematics and physics but is an all-rounder who works with students on any subject area. He will work with students on study time tables, organisational strategies, assessment task support as well as stress management.

Mr Bryan is a Learning Assistance Dog who works with our Learning Support and Wellbeing teams. He is a Labrador who comes to us from the Guide Dogs NSW therapy dogs program.