Learning & Teaching

Learning Adjustments, Education Support & Extension

Support programs and structures to assist students in their learning include:

ENGLISH

Benchmark Assessment System – Levelled Literacy Intervention Reading Program (BAS LLI)

BAS LLI is a small-group (3 – 4 students), intervention program designed to provide regular, small-group instruction for students in the early years of schooling.   BAS LLI provides intensive support to assist students achieve grade level competency in reading, writing and comprehension, as well as a framework to track and monitor achievement.

MATHEMATICS

Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU)

EMU is a research-based intervention program developed by Dr Ann Gervasoni of ACU in association with the Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2002), focusing on the early years of schooling.  The EMU Program has been shown by detailed research to improve children’s learning and confidence with mathematics.

As part of the Diocesan Numeracy Improvement Strategy, teachers have been trained as specialist intervention teachers who implement the EMU in their schools with targeted groups of children who have been identified as being at risk in their numeracy learning.

Learning Adjustments and Education support, such as, Speech Therapy, Psychology and Occupational Therapy are accessed on a needs basis through the school.

EXTENSION

As part of our commitment to offer students the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents, Trinity students are offered a number of both internal and external Extension opportunities.  The following is a list of Extension opportunities offered to students in 2019:

Victorian Curriculum Learning Area Extension Opportunity
English Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge
Write4Fun
Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards
Poetry Safari
Food Writing Competition
Song Writing Competition
Once Upon A Dream
Mathematics Australian Mathematics Competition
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics STEM
Digital Technology RoboCup
Health & Physical Education Premier’s Active April
Religious Education Christmas Card Competition