Enhancement

Learning

The Learning Enhancement team help to ensure Mentone Grammar students are socially connected and academically supported at School. 

Highly able students, who meet the program criteria, are presented with a range of academic challenges through our Dare 2 Dream! program. This program focuses on general extension in Literacy, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Public Speaking and Philosophical Thinking. Weekly classes are run for highly able students in Years 2 - 10, with specialised Mathematics Extension for students at Years 5 - 9. These students have opportunities to participate in inquiry based competition projects with the guidance of mentors.

Our mentoring sessions provide a process model for students, regarding how to approach investigative research from the initial idea, to asking the right research questions, to project completion. Team competitions include Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon, Aurecon Bridge Building, GATEways Challenge and numerous Mathematics competitions.

In Year 12, our highly able students work with a teacher Mentor to focus on goal setting, progress checking, troubleshooting issues, building social and emotional strength and resilience, reviewing student data or working on skill development.

“Our Learning Enhancement Staff aim to support students with special needs, enabling them better access to the curriculum and an opportunity to reach their full potential. In doing this we are also supporting these students to further develop their personal character.”

For students who find the academic rigours of school difficult, or need support in specific areas of the curriculum, our specialist staff can provide support for individual students and small groups in both literacy and numeracy. For students who qualify for this additional support, these sessions are regular and ongoing according to student needs.

Students in need of social and emotional support are referred to our caring School Counsellors for appropriate help and support. School Counsellors and our Learning Enhancement staff work closely together, and in consultation with House Coordinators, Mentors and the wider teaching staff. The Wellbeing team proactively works to support the individual needs of all students in its care.

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