Learning Support

E.A.L.D. (English as an additional language or dialect)

Prospect Primary is a multicultural school with students coming from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. There are approximately 40 different cultures currently represented which includes around 270 students.

In addition to on-going classroom based assessment of English learning progress, students with English as an additional language or dialect (E.A.L.D.) are also assessed annually to determine their level of progress against a common standard. Oral or written work samples for junior primary and written pieces for middle and upper primary students are assessed and progress monitored.

Through these processes students who need assistance are identified and may receive additional support. Programs to support learning development are implemented to assist students to improve their use and understanding of functional grammar and Standard English.