West Gippsland Trader, May 28, 2015
The Horizons Centre at St Paul’s Warragul Junior Campus is a learning centre where students can be found in small groups of 10 – 12 focusing on maths and literacy up to twice a week for an hour at a time.
Whilst support and enrichment occurs in every classroom at St Paul’s, The Horizons Centre further enhances classroom learning, for students with differing needs by offering additional individualised support, extension and enrichment classes for selected students.
The Horizons Centre hosts small groups of maths and literacy classes for Prep – Year 6 students.
The teacher works closely with these students to equip them with strategies to use back in their classroom.
“We recognise that some students require a greater amount of support or differentiation in pace, level, and content from the regular curriculum”.
Enrichment classes are also a focus at the The Horizons Centre.
They aim to foster and develop the abilities of selected students.
Students are provided with an opportunity to extend their learning through a program that brings together English, integrated studies and technology.
The students in the enrichment class are currently developing their creative skills as well as their knowledge by producing short videos on iPads.
This particular class is offered to certain Years 3 – 6 students and helps to broaden language skills, research skills, technical know-how and presentation skills.
Head of teaching and learning at the Junior Campus Lois Smethurst joined St Paul’s at the start of the year and believes the Horizons programs offers many wonderful opportunities to the students who participate weekly.