The LAC was established in 2007 to support students in their education who need it most at a more one-on-one level than is possible even in our small school.
It primarily addresses:
- students’ learning styles, i.e. whether they are either:
- kinaesthetic, where a student likes to do things with their hands and has a more hands-on approach to learning
- auditory, where the student accesses information primarily through listening
- or visual, where the student’s learning comes through watching how something is done, or by looking at pictures or images
- basic skills, such as reading, writing, spelling, and numeracy
- the normal curriculum
- extension material
All subject areas are covered with a more flexible approach than is normally possible in the rest of the school. Students have their own personal learning space with a desk and a computer, with pictures of their favourite cars, or football stars, or their favourite singer. They also have access to a variety of learning tools that are used to engage and educate them in skills not normally taught in the classroom, such as fine motor skills, and to help create a calm environment most suitable for learning. The LAC is also equipped with one of two smart boards in the school, providing further engagement for the students.