Learning Enhancement Program

Innovative and multi-faceted, our Learning Enhancement Centre (LEC) supports the learning of all Fairholme College students, recognising that each student can be at different stages along the learning spectrum; we aim for inclusion for all girls.

Learning Enhancement at Fairholme is offered through supportive, inclusive programs across the College. This may involve in-class support, small group assistance and classes and withdrawal support. This enables us to ensure that each girl requiring support has a program tailored to their needs.

Students who may benefit from learning support are identified and referred to the LEC team for further assessment. They meet with a member of the learning enrichment team who will help with assessments, study skills, examination preparation and organisation. The team has established intervention programs for girls who need more intensive support.

LEC staff also work with closely with teachers, families and specialists to ensure a collaborative approach to leaning management.

Learning Enhancement provides ongoing benefits for students, staff and parents. These include:

  • Specialist advice for teachers and parents for shared approaches in class and at home,
  • In-class, small group and withdrawal assistance for students,
  • Planning with staff for differentiated curriculum,
  • Formal assessment of individual student needs,
  • Individual education plans for students assessed as requiring additional learning support or extension/accelerative options,
  • Early intervention programs in the Junior School,
  • Homework and assessment help sessions conducted before, during and after school,
  • Co-curricular interest groups E.g. Robitics club, STEAM, Debating, Various Drama and Arts groups,
  • Facilitation of student participation in a variety of competitions including University of Southern Queensland Science and Engineering Challenge, Darling Downs Maths Team Challenge, Mathematics Olympiad,
  • Referral to external specialists.

Senior students who may benefit from learning support are identified and referred to the faculty for further assessment. They meet with a member of the learning enrichment team who will help with assessments, study skills, examination preparation and organisation. The team has established intervention programs for girls who need more intensive support.

Keeping In Touch

Main Contact Details

Fairholme College 
gmap40 Wirra Wirra Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

T +61 7 4688 4688
F +61 7 4688 4694
enrol@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Learning Enhancement Team

Learning Enhancement
Co-ordinator

Mrs Kylie Wallis
T  07 4688 4637
Kylie.Wallis@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Learning Enhancement
Assistants

Mrs Nicky Cooley
Mrs Tina Hammond
Mrs Pauline Moore
Mrs Rebecca Scott
Mrs Jennifer Perrignon

Learning Enhancement Executive Committee

Head of Teaching and Learning

Mr Stewart Peacock
T  07 4688 4651
stewart.peacock@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Head of Junior School

Mrs Erin Tonscheck
T   07 4688 4633
E   erin.tonscheck@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Head of Middle School

Mrs Jaye Ross
T   07 4688 4673
E   jaye.ross@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Learning Enhancement Co-ordinator

Mrs Kylie Wallis
T   07 4688 4637
E   Kylie.Wallis@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Learning Pathways Co-ordinator

Ms Laura Anderson
T   07 4688 4667
E   Laura.Anderson@fairholme.qld.edu.au

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Learning Support

Is provided for students who may have learning difficulties, and need specialist help in understanding and demonstrating core principles of literacy and numeracy.

Learning Extension

Offers students opportunities to engage in curriculum that is beyond the core level in terms of its complexity and rigor. Differentiation is offered, where deemed appropriate, in key subjects.

Learning Acceleration

Accelerative options may be offered to exceptional students who are functioning cognitively at a level well beyond their year level peers. Decisions regarding single subject and year level acceleration are made by the Learning Enhancement Executive Committee in consultation with the Principal of the College.