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Learning Support

The Learning Support Department at Whitsunday Christian College aims to provide support to students who need additional assistance in key learning areas. The Learning Support team works in partnership with staff, parents and outside agencies to provide an environment for students to experience success and achieve their full potential.

Students diagnosed with a range of disability are eligible for support through an Education Adjustment Profile (EAP). As part of the EAP an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed.  This is an ongoing, consultative process with the Learning Support Coordinator, teachers, parents and outside agencies.  Disabilities eligible for an EAP include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Speech-Language Impairment

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Physical Impairment 

  • Vision Impairment 

  • Social Emotional Disorder (Psychiatric Disorder)

​​Students who are not eligible for an EAP, but require additional curriculum adjustments and modifications are placed on an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP). This is a consultative process with the Learning Support Coordinator, teachers and parents. ICPs are reviewed yearly.


Disorders eligible for an ICP include:

  • ​Specific Learning Disorders; impairment in reading, impairment in writing and impairment in mathematics (previously known as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia)

  • Communication Disorders – language impairment

  • Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder -  hyperactivity and inattentive

  • Other Learning difficulties, as required


The responsibility for differentiation is predominantly that of classroom teachers who create a safe learning environment. Class teachers are supported by the Learning Support Team to facilitate the students’ participation in meaningful and relevant activities. Withdrawal of students for work on an individualised or small group program occurs when the need for such an approach is considered appropriate and is done in consultation with families.

Targeted Support programs we offer include:

  • ​Primary Literacy Support Program

  • Primary Numeracy Support Program

  • Intensive Mathematics Support Program – Years 7 and Year 8

  • “Everyday Speech” – Social Skills Programs - Year 6 – Year 10

Fact Sheet for Parents, Guardians and Carers

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