At Chrysalis, we recognise that each child possesses unique talents, passions and learning needs. We acknowledge a responsibility to nurture each child by providing appropriate programs to meet these needs.
A variety of support and extension options are offered at Chrysalis to meet the needs of our diverse range of learners.
Individual progress is carefully monitored through the use of checklists, teacher observation, and standardised testing, and educational programs are adapted accordingly.
Literacy and numeracy work is differentiated for each child to ensure that an appropriate level of challenge is provided.
Literacy Support and Extension
Literacy support may be provided in the classroom or by withdrawal (individual or small group). All intervention programs used are evidence-based and follow the science of reading.
Individualised extension and/or acceleration is offered to gifted and talented students in reading, writing, and spelling.
Numeracy Support and Extension
Numeracy support is generally provided in the classroom in Cycle 2 (Years 1-3) and in-class or by withdrawal in Cycle 3 (Years 4-6). Individualised extension and/or acceleration is offered to gifted and talented students.
Special Programs and Projects
Each year, a selection of programs and competitions are offered to students. Some of the programs and projects that have been offered in recent years are:
- Creative Edge challenge (formerly known as the Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge)
- Future Problem Solving
- Computer Programming/Robotics: Bitsbox, Scratch, Dash and Dot, Sphero
- Creative Writing – NaNoWriMo
- Maths Problem Solving Club
- Challenge Days (quarterly in each Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 class)