Enrichment and Support Program
We offer many enrichment programs at Albany Rise. We believe in supporting all aspects of our students. The following programs enrich and extend students’ learning.
An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is designed to assist students who have been identified as needing extra support or enrichment in English, Mathematics or Social Development. Programs for Students with Disabilities Access to comprehensive, relevant and challenging educational programs is provided for students with Disabilities and Impairments. Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs P-6 Students who require additional assistance in literacy are supported by specialist literacy and numeracy support teachers.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Support
We have many families joining our community throughout the year. We have a diverse community, with many families recently moving to Australia. We pride ourselves in having an inclusive, friendly and caring community.
New students’ progress is monitored by teachers and the Student Wellbeing Officer to ensure a successful transition into our school. Students are assigned a ‘buddy’ from their class to show them around the school and support them whilst playing in the yard. Parents are welcome to regularly make contact with teachers and staff to track the progress of their child.
Tutor Initiative Program
The Tutor Learning Initiative was initially introduced to Albany Rise Primary School in 2021 and has continued into 2024. It was established to assist any children who may have fallen behind during remote learning in 2020 and 2021 due to a variety of circumstances. The purpose is to support these children to move forward in their learning.
Children in the program at ARPS have been identified based on multiple sources of data collated and teacher input. Small groups are withdrawn from class for targeted teaching usually 2-3 times per week for 45 minute sessions. The groups are fluid and are based on 5 week cycles, where some students move into groups and others move out depending on their needs.
The Maths Olympiad team at ARPS consists of students from Years 5 and 6 who have demonstrated high ability and interest in Mathematics. There is a series of 5 Contests over several months which the children compete in. They are taught different strategies to assist them in their problem solving.
The aim of Maths Olympiad is to:
- Introduce students to important mathematical concepts.
- Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving.
- Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition.
- Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics.
- Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges
The QuickSmart program is a responsive small-group intervention that aims to develop fluent (Quick) and efficient (Smart) numeracy strategy use. QuickSmart uses research-based instructional strategies to support the learning of persistently low-achieving students so that they are more actively and successfully engaged in inclusive classroom settings.
Perceptual Motor Program (PMP)
Prep students participate in an hour PMP session each week. Students develop their perceptions and understandings of themself and their world through movement and motor experiences. They work through different stations aimed to improve their balance, body control, hand/eye coordination, body rhythm and confidence.
University of NSW Tests- ICAS
ICAS recognises academic performance in a way others celebrate achievements in sport or the arts. Students can sit up to six literacy and STEM papers including English, Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Writing and Spelling Bee. The questions are engaging and fun and have been designed by psychometricians, education measurement experts and experienced teachers to push students to their academic limits, as well as test higher-order thinking and problem-solving abilities.
ICAS is also great for schools. Data-rich results provide insight into student strengths and weaknesses, helping teachers to unlock classroom potential and accelerate learning outcomes.