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At Holy Cross we try to cater for all students’ strengths and interests and bring out the best in them.

From time to time, students present with diverse needs and the teacher provides comprehensive support within the classroom, and where needed may seek further support from the school, CEO and outside agencies.

Adjustments may be made to learning and teaching experiences for students to better access the curriculum at their level. Recommendations may be made by the School Student Support Team to seek professional assessment for a particular child. It may be suggested that the child be referred to a psychologist attached to the Catholic Education Office for psychometric testing.

Other suggestions may include the referral of a student to a Paediatrician, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist, Optometrist, Psychologist or Counsellor. As a result of this testing additional funding may be made available to support the needs of the child. This special education funding is to support teachers in catering for the needs of the student.