MCSS supports all students to learn to their full potential. We deliver high quality educational outcomes for all, including students with Learning Difficulties. Our intention is shown by the various support systems we have in place. We provide developmentally appropriate educational opportunities through differentiation, grouping, support and one to one learning experiences in an engaging environment.
Support measures include:
- Response to Intervention - a multi-level instructional framework aimed at improving outcomes for all students
- Numeracy support - can be provided by withdrawing individual students for one-to-one support.
- English as a Learning Dialect (EaLD) - support for assignment tasks in addition to English tutorial support.
- International Paying Students (IPS) - IPS students are provided with support for assignment tasks in addition to English tutorial support.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) - ATSI students meet once per week on a Wednesday with AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience), in addition to English tutorial support.
The Quicksmart Numeracy program at Melba Copland Secondary School will be recommencing this semester with selected Year 7 Mathematics students. This tutoring program gives the students extra opportunities to practice their numeracy skills and their mental computation.
Students meet individually with a Quicksmart instructor three times throughout the week. The aim is to provide intense support focused on basic knowledge and understandings that can equip students with the skills necessary to engage more successfully with classroom instruction.