Literacy & Numeracy Support

InitiaLit is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program providing all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers. InitiaLit is a three-year program, covering the first three years of school (Foundation to Year 2). This program addresses initial instruction in the hope that by providing strong foundations in reading and writing from the outset, fewer children will fall behind and require more intensive intervention. InitiaLit is delivered to whole classes by classroom teachers.

  • MiniLit
    is an evidence-based, explicit and effective early literacy intervention program for teaching reading skills to children who are not yet in the expected range for their age group in Year 1 or 2. MiniLit is a Tier 2 small group program (up to four students per group) within a Response to Intervention framework, but it can also be used on a one-to-one basis.
  • MacqLit is an explicit and systematic reading intervention program for small groups of older low-progress readers. It involves learning through comprehensive sequence of lessons that includes all the key components necessary for effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Available to selected students.
  • MYLNS (Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support) This provides support to enable all students to finish school with the literacy and numeracy skills they need for future work, education and training. It works through in class support, small group withdrawal or one-to-one explicit instruction.

Educational Support

Our valued Education Support staff provide valuable support to the classroom program and school life through their support of student with particular needs and in assisting the teachers with differentiated teaching and individualised resources. Our office and grounds staff all assist in making our environment a pleasant one where all students can thrive in their learning.

In 2022, one of Wedderburn College’s educational support staff members won Australian Teacher Aide of the year. Kerry Walker was very deserving of this prestigious recognition and her success reflects the dedication and value of the college’s excellent support staff team. Kerry has worked at the school for over 20 years and continues to improve the lives of our students each day.