Learning Support Opportunities
Accelerate Learner Programme
Able and motivated students, with a high academic record and excellent attitude towards study, may receive approval to study in the Accelerate Learner Programme. The Year 10 programme enables these students to undertake NCEA Level One in one or more subjects. Years 11 and 12 students may study in approved subjects a year level ahead, thereby taking an individualised multi-level programme which broadens and extends their learning.
Learning Assistance Programme
Specialised assistance in one or more subjects is available for any Year 9 or 10 student requiring learning assistance. The college provides learning support for identified students. Students receiving such support are identified using the Ministry of Education and NZQA criteria. Mr Tonnies coordinates this support and directs the work of Teacher Aide assistance in the classroom.
Students are encouraged to make full use of our Library, which has an excellent rang of fiction, non-fiction and reference books for all levels. Further research opportunities are provided through Information Technology including CD Rom and Internet facilities.
ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL is a course designed for students who have English as their second language.
The ESOL classes offer the opportunity for students to improve and develop their English language across the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening so that they may participate more fully in their other academic subject areas.
At the Junior levels Years 9 and 10 the students focus on a range of topics which both support their curriculum subjects and develop their English language skills and the confidence to use them. Year 10 is also a preparation year for the NCEA level 1 course taught at Year 11.
In year 11, 12 and 13 the students complete a course in which they are assessed in the skills of reading, writing, listening speaking and researching and for which credits can be achieved towards their NCEA qualification. At Years 11 and 13 the students can achieve the literacy requirements for the NCEA qualification.
Year 13 students are also prepared for the IELTS exam. On arrival at Glendowie College, ESOL students are independently tested to assess their English language level and requirements. Lesley Walker Co-ordinator of ESOL and Judy Bilkey teacher of ESOL can be contacted on 5759128 ext 125.
A Comprehensive analysis of school-wide academic achievement has been completed and shared with the Board of Trustees. Please contact Mr P Chand on 5759128 ext 109 for more information.