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Diverse Learning Needs

At Holy Family, we aim to cater for all students’ strengths and interests, and bring out the best in each individual. This is done in many areas and with a variety of learning experiences.

As outlined in our school’s mission statement, we endeavour to maximise learning growth and academic potential by personalising learning that aims to fulfil the diverse capabilities of the students in our care.

Through collaborative practices with parents/carers and support staff, teachers provide engaging learning experiences to improve educational outcomes for all students.


At Holy Family we know that students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds, cultures and contexts.

We offer additional support for students, including:

  • Students with a disability and/or diverse learning needs
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Students for whom English is an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • Gifted students
  • Students requiring counselling support

Such students may be supported through the development of Personalised Plans supporting the needs of identified students in our care, which are completed in consultation with parents.


Students with a disability and/or additional needs, are supported with:

  • Individualised learning plans
  • A dedicated diverse learning needs coordinator
  • Intervention programs in literacy and numeracy, such as MiniLit and MacqLit


High achievers, gifted and/or creative students have opportunities to:

  • Enrich their capacity through differentiated class programs
  • Participate in the SPLICED diocesan high achievers units of work
  • Enter competitions and other initiatives in their area of interest

For more information, view our CEDoW Diverse Learning Needs Policy