Education Support

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, either 1:1 or in small groups.

Individualised extension and 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 (year 4-6). Individualised extension and 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:

  • Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge
  • Future Problem Solving
  • Computer Programming/ Robotics – Bitsbox, Scratch, Dash and Dot, Sphero
  • Creative Writing – NaNoWriMo and Story Wars
  • Maths competitions – Australian Mathematics Competition, Have Sum Fun Online

Our Education Support Teacher

Carly Brockis

As our Education Support Teacher, Carly is responsible for helping the class teachers meet the needs of gifted and talented students, as well as students experiencing any difficulties.

Carly works closely with class teachers to develop challenging and highly individualised programs for students requiring support or extension, running both small group and individual sessions throughout the school day, as well as managing in-class activities.

Carly joined Chrysalis in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Education from Edith Cowan University and has undertaken extensive studies related to learning difficulties, evidence-based intervention, and gifted and talented education. Carly makes every effort to stay abreast of current educational research in her specialist areas.

“Chrysalis is an incredible school that provides its students with the opportunity to learn at their own pace and gives its staff the freedom to teach in the way that is most effective for them.”