Our English as an additional language or dialect (EALD) team is comprised of specialist EAL/D teachers who work with students from a variety of non-English speaking and culturally diverse backgrounds. In our Intensive English Classes (IEC), EAL/D trained staff work with newly arrived students who require additional, intensive English language support. These classes focus on developing students' speaking, writing and reading skills in English. EAL/D staff also work with students at higher levels of English in acquiring academic language skills in English for success in the high school curriculum.
Our campus also has 3 Student Learning Support Officers (SLSO) who are bilingual in Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Congolese, Kinyarwanda and Kirundi, helping to support students and families in the transition to school and life in Australia. Our Community Liaison Officer also engages with EAL/D students and families in connecting to a range of local activities and wellbeing supports in the area.