Literacy & Numeracy
Should a student require Literacy or Numeracy support, South Oakleigh College provides direct intervention to support the student’s development.
Every student at South Oakleigh College participates in the NAPLAN. The College utilises these results in order to address the needs of the student, as well as NAPLAN South Oakleigh performs online testing which provides feedback on areas of strength and weakness. By using these tests diagnostically, we can tailor our intervention to address specific areas requiring extra work and support for individual students.
Should specific weaknesses be identified, then the student may participate in Literacy and Numeracy classes that provide extra tuition to build skills and confidence. Students will work through a program that is designed to improve reading, writing and spelling skills. Currently Year 10 and 11s are involved in this, gradually this support will be extended to other year levels.
Extra support in Mathematics is also provided through Homework Club. Maths help sessions are delivered in small groups by classroom teachers. At South Oakleigh students with exceptional abilities in Numeracy and Literacy are identified through initial testing at year 7 level. These students attend accelerated curriculum for Maths, English and Science so that their problem solving and critical thinking skills continue to develop.