It is recognised that each individual's success in life largely rests on their ability and capacity to understand, respond to and appreciate the power and importance of language and number. Our goal is to provide effective support and strategies to improve literacy & numeracy skills for individuals.
Students are assisted by both Educational Specialists and Professionals from the local community. Students have access to:
Quicksmart is an intervention program for middle school students. It has been designed to improve students’ learning by focussing on developing fast (quick) and accurate (smart) basic skills.
Quicksmart lessons are run with a pair of students, 3 times per week for half an hour each lesson.
The structure of the lesson provides deliberate practice, combined with the use of appropriate strategies to enable the student to remember and eventually automatically recall learned information. When students can automatically recall learned information, their working memory is freed up so that they are able to engage meaningfully with more demanding tasks.
The Quicksmart program is backed up with 15 years of data demonstrating its effectiveness at improving the learning of struggling students in a range of school settings.
A limited number of Year 7 students will be selected for either the Quicksmart Numeracy or Quicksmart Literacy program following a thorough screening process and parents/guardians will be contacted regarding the program.
Contact Quicksmart Program Co-ordinator:
At Sale College we have a vast community that is made up of various cultures, nationalities and backgrounds.
Students come to our college with many different skills, one being the incredible ability to speak multiple languages. Our EAL support teacher works closely with students for whom English is not their first language, providing the extra support they may need. Student backgrounds include those from The Philippines, Vietnam and South Africa, just to name a few.
The Victorian DET (Department of Education and Training) have produced a booklet called The 201 Literacy and Maths Tips which provides handy hints and ways you can help your child develop literacy and maths skills. It provides practical activities for you do with your child at home and questions you can ask your child to help them learn.
The Department of Education and Training Victoria has produced a free App called SchoolMate that provides a wealth of information for parents about what the curriculum covers at each year level from Foundation to Year 10 and suggests activities and reading that you can do at home to support your child's learning.
Telephone (03) 5144 3711 (Guthridge Campus)
Telephone (03) 5144 1711 (Macalister Campus)
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