Waitākere College

Learning Support

We assess each student’s literacy and numeracy levels at the start of Year 9 and monitor their progress. We offer literacy and numeracy programmes in Year 9 and 10 for more targeted support.

Our Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators work with staff to lift student achievement in these areas.

Our Learning Support Department:

  • Places students in classes that meet their learning needs
  • Works with students who need intensive support in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Provides Teacher Aides to work with students in classrooms
  • Offers tutorial help to students who need more assistance
  • Offers specialist reading classes in Years 9 and 10
  • Offers peer tutoring where senior students work with students who need help with reading
  • Offers constructive support to students whose behaviour affects their learning, working with students, caregivers and whānau in a range of ways
  • Provides access to external agencies where appropriate.

SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator) Lindsey Scott [email protected]
Learning Support Coordinator Ms Katie Turner [email protected] and the Learning Support Team.