Learning Support Information

7th May 2020

Dear Parents/Caregivers

A valued part of our programme at Holy Rosary School is to be well informed as to how students are progressing and to have targeted intervention in place to meet the learning needs of the individual child and give them the best opportunity and support for success. As part of our regular screening and testing, or from observations of day to day work, individual children may be identified as needing some additional explicit teaching and guided consolidation. We are really trying to ensure that children are given every opportunity to learn all necessary foundation skills well and feel confident in their transfer of these to their daily classroom work.

Early intervention and responding to individual needs is very important for the child’s self-esteem and future learning potential. With this in mind, at regular intervals each term, classroom teachers and support staff meet to discuss children’s progress and identify children who may benefit from a targeted intervention or curriculum adjustment. We believe this cycle of screening, observations, planning, implementing strategies and reviewing learning gives individual children timely and targeted support to alleviate the many and varied negative consequences of not addressing learning deficits or delays.

During the year, your child will be receiving some extra support in literacy. Students will be assessed each term and will exit the programme when reviewed by the Learning Support team and deemed to have reached a satisfactory achievement level for their age.

The programme your child is participating in this term is called Macqlit.  It is an evidence-based program aimed at quickly addressing reading difficulties for students in upper primary.  The programme will be delivered 4 days a week in small groups by either Giorgia Lukic or Catie Carter.  More information about Macqlit can be found here :

MacqLit Parent Information

Please feel free to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns you may have with your child’s teacher as a first point of contact if you require more information.

Yours sincerely,

Yvette Clifton