There are several staff involved in Learning Support across the school: Ms Rendall is the Learning Support Co-ordinator, Mrs Crawford is the Literacy teacher with Year 9 and 10 classes, Mrs Pugh supports students with Literacy and Numeracy, and Mr Gallagher is the Mathematics support teacher. Ms Hawes supports Gifted and Talented students. Mrs Bland is Head of ESOL. Our teacher aides Mrs Russell, Ms Stocks, Mr Bolger and Mrs Andrews also support students and classes across the school.
If you are concerned about your child, or feel s/he needs more support, please contact your child’s Dean, email RN@riccarton.school.nz , or call us on: 348 5073, ext.844.
Learning Support Information
If you have information and/or reports concerning your child, please send direct to the Learning Support Co-coordinator, so that all staff can be informed of learning needs, and work to support your child as effectively as possible. Ms Rendall, the Learning Support Co-ordinator, (RN@riccarton.school.nz , or ph. 348 5073, ext. 844) is happy to meet parents to discuss student needs, and outline our systems and possible available supports.
Student Learning Support
Any students who need support with difficult subjects or topics, who need to catch up work missed through absence, or who need support with assessment tasks, should first discuss their concerns with their subject teacher or Dean. They could also see Ms Rendall, leave a note at the Learning Support area, or e-mail or call into the Learning Support area to see one of the staff.
Computer and study rooms are available in the library after school until 4:00pm.
In the senior school, tutorials offer the opportunity to complete work, with support and assistance where available.
What support is available
- Literacy tuition with teachers and/or tutors.
- Mathematics support.
- ESOL programmes and support.
- Gifted and talented programmes and support.
- Alternative courses and programmes.
- Timetabled tutorial support.
- Learning tutor support (in class and individual).
- Transition support.
- RTLB (Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour) or other targeted assistance when needed.
- Special Assessment Conditions (SACs)