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Learning Centre

Charters Towers Central State School has a dedicated special education program called The Learning Centre.  The Learning Centre is staffed by a Head of Special Educational Services, 1 teacher and 4 teacher aides.

Currently the school has two multi-age classes – Learning Centre Lower and Learning Centre Upper.  The children receive access to a quality curriculum that is aligned to the Australian Curriculum, supported by teaching strategies that are continually reviewed and adapted to ensure all students continue to be encouraged to achieve their maximum potential.

The school works in a number of ways in regards to student learning.  Students are grouped according to classes, year levels, ability groups, intervention groups, extension groups, peer groups and mentoring of younger students by older students.

Children requiring either extension or intervention are catered for through the use of our multi-age levels.  Further support for students is available through extra teacher aide time in classrooms, our support teacher literacy and numeracy who visits regularly, our behaviour support teacher who visits weekly and a guidance officer who is available to the school on request.  Further support is available from Regional Office as required.

Charters Towers Central State School receives specialist lessons in physical education, music and Languages other than English (LOTE) on a weekly basis.

Assessment practices at Charters Towers Central State School allow teachers to provide information/data which can be used to improve student learning outcomes.  Teachers use this assessment information to inform and modify teaching and learning programs.  Assessment also enables the progress and achievements of individuals and groups to be communicated to parents.  Assessment is an integral part of the planning process which also includes intervention strategies and resourcing.