A whole school approach to curriculum provision, using a continuum of support, enables the college to cater for the learning needs of all students. This includes students who require learning or behaviour support; supports arising due to a disability; students who are gifted and talented; or those who have English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D), or a combination of these.
Through a differentiated whole school approach, the college is able to direct different levels of support across three tiers. This support is increasingly focused and individualised as each successive layer is implemented. The appropriate level of support is identified through ongoing monitoring of progress and analysis of student data.
College Support Plans
As a means of providing targeted supports for students at Stretton State College, a Student Referral Process exists to facilitate the identification of students and the supports required. This process covers learning, behaviour, Social and Emotional and Health care support needs.
As a result, and in conjunction with the above mentioned supports students with diverse learning needs may also access support provisions through the Guidance Officer, School Based Youth Health Nurse (Qld Health), Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander support services, Autism Qld Schools Outreach program and the School based Speech Pathologists.
At Stretton State College we recognise that young people need to be happy, healthy and confident with a strong sense of belonging. The college goal is to provide all members of the Stretton school community with opportunities to develop and build resourcefulness, resilience, intellectual and emotional skills to optimise well-being in a global society. One action we have taken to meet this goal is to embed a culture of Positive Education. This approach seeks to combine the science of positive psychology with best-practise teaching to promote optimal development and flourishing in and beyond our school setting. By teaching our students a common wellbeing language and evidence-based tools, our hope is that these skills will help them draw on their strengths to handle challenges and embrace opportunities that life will inevitably present.