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Āwhina Learning Support

The Āwhina Learning Support (ALS) Team is committed to caring for and supporting students who face challenges in their learning or who learn in different ways.

Sometimes, these challenges are short-term and related to physical, mental, or emotional wellbeing or personal/whānau circumstances. More often, they are on-going challenges linked to neurological, cognitive, auditory, or visual challenges. We are also increasingly seeing the impact of anxiety and wellbeing challenges for many of our students and the impact this has on their learning.

“We see our role as supporting and caring for our students’ academic progress by helping them develop their literacy and numeracy skills, their learning and study strategies, but also their self-belief and their work ethic.”

The team also support teachers in adapting curriculum and assessments to ensure teaching is diverse and inclusive in approach, run classes for a small number of students at the Principals’ discretion, and endeavour to ensure provision of Special Assessment Conditions. They also liaise closely with the Scots College Wellbeing team.

Valuing every learner, recognising their potential, growing their achievement.

For further information please contact Head of the Āwhina Learning Support Department, David Carr.

David Carr 
Head of Āwhina Learning Support