Hunters Hill Public School

Excellence in Learning for Success in Life

Telephone02 9816 4404

Emailhuntershil-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our school support team

Learning and Support Teacher (LaST)

The role of this teacher at Hunters Hill Public School is to support the teachers, to cater for students in K-6 who are experiencing difficulties in Literacy, Mathematics, Behaviour and Social Skills.

Assistance is provided for class teachers to assess students, develop and implement appropriate programs according to student needs.

This support is delivered both individually and in small groups. Students receive intensive support in their area of need, which in turn, supports their learning in class.

Support Teacher Learning Assistant (STLA)

The role of this teacher at Hunters Hill Public School is to support the teachers, to cater for students in K-6 who are experiencing difficulties in Literacy and Mathematics.

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This support is delivered both individually and in small groups. Students receive intensive support in their area of need, which in turn, supports their learning in class.

This position is funded by school parents.

Making up lost time for Literacy (MultiLit)

MultiLit (Making up lost time for Literacy) is a program providing skills for children to assist with their reading and spelling development. The program has been developed by Macquarie University and includes Word Attack Skills (phonics), Sight Words and Reinforced Reading. The school Learning Support Officer works through the program with individual students until they have mastered each level.

Research indicates that a student will make up to 15 months progress in word recognition in just 2 terms of instructions.

English as an Additional Language / Dialect (EAL/D)

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) program at Hunters Hill Public School caters for students from language backgrounds other than English. The program provides support for all levels of English ability from New Arrivals to near native speakers.

Support is provided either in class; assisting with the class learning program, or by withdrawing individuals or small groups for targeted English instruction.

New Arrivals come to school either literate in their first language, or with beginning levels of literacy. The focus for these children is to build their English vocabulary, using their first language as a springboard into English. Support is also provided to assist with pronunciation of English words, and reading and writing. For these children the aim is to provide them with Basic Interpersonal Communications Skills (BICS) so they can confidently communicate and socialise with their peers and the wider community.