Diverse Learning Needs Learning

We value success for all students at St Rita’s College. The Diverse Learning Needs program caters to a wide range of student needs, abilities and interests. 

The Diverse Learning Needs program works collaboratively with teaching and guidance staff to develop programs and implement strategies that encourage a love of learning and guide the individual to achieve to their full potential.

We are committed to optimising student educational outcomes. Students who require additional assistance with their studies are guided through strategy-based initiatives, which support individual learning abilities.

Students identified as requiring learning support are offered the subjects of Extra English and Mathematics in Years 7 and 8. Students with identified learning deficiencies undertake activities designed to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills and thus improve their ability to work independently.

St Rita’s Learning Extension program identifies and supports girls of high academic ability by offering opportunities for extension and enrichment. For students who are identified as gifted and talented, teachers prepare a distinct curriculum and provide coursework that continually challenges the mindset.

Years 7 to 10 students can study Honours programs in Mathematics, while Honours English is available to Years 8 and 9 students. Advanced Science can be studied by students in Year 10. In addition, an extensive range of English, Mathematics, Humanities, Languages, Arts and Science extension programs are facilitated by the College throughout Years 7–12. Students at St Rita’s are also encouraged to participate in a range of enrichment programs such as Debating, da Vinci Decathlon, Future Problem Solving, BRAINways activities and Days of Excellence. In Years 12, students can undertake tertiary subjects at The University of Queensland, Griffith University Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Catholic University.