04 English Language Learners

Families from Philippines and Brazil are currently our main cultural groups for whom English is not their home language, though we have families from many differnt cultures and we value and celebrate this at our school.  

Information explaining the way we do things at our school and things specific to educating children for whom English is not their home language can be accessed through the following link.  This information was used at a meeting held for Filipino and Brazilian families but is relevant for anyone from a non-English background.  

St Joseph's School applies for funding support from the Ministry of Education and this is used for employing a Teacher Assistant to work with children for whom English is not their first language. 

Our teacher assistants and teachers have all done professional learning about how to support learners for whom English is not their first language.