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Diverse Learning Needs

St Anthony’s provides many programs and specific interventions to address and cater to the diverse learning needs of our students.


Students with a  formal and/or imputed diagnosis have personal Plans (PP) developed for them in partnership with their parents and teachers. Regular meetings are held with the parents and the classroom teacher to discuss the student's progress and future needs. A copy of the PP is provided to parents.



Children who require some extra support but do not meet additional funding criteria are also supported. Teachers meet regularly with the school’s Learning Support Coordinator to identify needs and design specific interventions for children. A plan is developed and parents are notified in writing of the plan. These plans are reviewed each term.



Gifted Education is a shared responsibility between the school, home and parish. The school follows Gagné’s model, who defines giftedness as the possession of natural abilities at levels significantly beyond what might be expected for one’s age; that is, giftedness is outstanding potential that may or may not yet be evident in outstanding performance. Gagné defines talent as the achievement or performance of one or more systematically developed skills at a level significantly beyond what might be expected for one’s age.

Teachers may devise specific Individual Plans for students who have been formally assessed as Gifted. This may include:

  • Differentiation within the classroom
  • Opportunities for growth outside the classroom
  • A variety of grouping strategies


For more information, view our CEDoW Diverse Learning Needs Policy