Diverse Learning Needs


At Saint David's Parish School, we have a strong commitment to education and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to shine. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and work with our students and families to unlock personal strengths and characteristics.

Whether your child is an accelerated learner, needs additional support or has special needs, the education of students with diverse educational needs is the responsibility of ALL our teachers.

Accelerated Learners

To meet the needs of our accelerated learners, our students are given the opportunity to participate in:

  • International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).  ICAS are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element.
  • Our accelerated learners participate in weekly project work in small groups.

Learning Support

For students needing additional support with their learning, we offer a number of flexible learning support programs depending on resourcing and student needs.

Some of these programs have included:

  • Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
  • Gross Motor Skills Program
  • QuickSmart Literacy & Numeracy program
  • Creative Play Club 
  • Small classroom group work and one on one support is also provided as required
  • Speech Therapy and one-on-one tuition can be facilitated on site on an individual needs basis on approval by the School Principal.

Support with Special Needs

Saint David's has a team of support staff for students with special needs, who in collaboration with class teachers, provide specific programs based on individual needs depending on whether your child needs to be extended further or supported with learning challenges.

Children who have been identified with Special Learning Needs will follow an Independent Learning Plan which is developed in conjunction with teaching staff, support services and parents.

Special Needs Gallery