Enrichment & Support

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.

Individual Support

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.

Tutor Initiative Program 2022

The Tutor Learning Initiative was initially introduced to Albany Rise Primary School in 2021 and has continued into 2022. 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. Ongoing assessments throughout 2022 have also been taken into account when students have entered the program. Small groups are withdrawn from class for targeted teaching usually 2-3 times per week for 45 minute sessions.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.

Maths Olympiad 

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

Competition Dates for 2022.

· Competition One – Wednesday 23rd March

· Competition Two – Wednesday 4th May

· Competition Three – Wednesday 15th June

· Competition Four – Wednesday 27th July

· Competition Five – Wednesday 7th September

Quicksmart

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.

Lesson Structure for Quicksmart

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

Students are able to participate in multiple choice tests in subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Computer Skills. All participants receive a certificate acknowledging their participation and achievement. For more information click the link https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/

Buddy Program | Better Buddies

Each Prep student will be introduced to a Year 6 buddy on their official Orientation Day before they begin school. Students will get to know their buddy throughout the year as they work together in many ‘buddy sessions.’ Our buddy program also supports students out in the yard and on the playground. A buddy is a friendly face and someone to go to if students need help or feel lonely.

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