2018 Learning Support Programmes:

Carisbrook School is focussed on providing opportunities and support for students to reach their full potential. Carisbrook School provides a number of programmes to boost student achievement in Literacy and Mathematics including the following. These support programmes are intervention programmes and can range from a few weeks to whole year duration. 

Reading Recovery Programme:
The Reading Recovery programme is a Literacy acceleration programme targeting six year old students. Each student receives half an hour each day in a one to one session for an average of 20 weeks with a qualified Reading Recovery teacher. Carisbrook School invests significant resourcing into this programme and have three teachers working part time in the Reading Recovery area; Carolyn Horton, Debbie Griffiths and Sophie Priemus. 

Maths Specialist Teacher:
Carisbrook School employ a part time mathematics specialist teacher, Ann Ruxton to provide support and extension programmes for groups of students in identified areas. We have seen great results from this initiative both in academic achievement and in the positive attitude towards maths. The accelerated maths programmes provide  students with additional maths sessions each week focussing on the identified areas of need. Students remain in the MST programme until they have met their targets. 

ALL Programme:
In 2018 Accelerated Learning in Literacy programme is a short term intervention that aims to provide support to boost  student's achievement. This fifteen week intervention is Ministry of Education funded and provides identified students with additional literacy lessons each week for the fifteen week programme. This intervention programmes will start in Term 2, 2018.

Reading Oasis Programme:
We operate this programme in conjunction with United Way who have provided the furnishings and reading material for this programme. Three groups of eight students participate in this programme on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. The Reading Oasis Tutors are University of Otago volunteers who provide the students with the opportunity to be read to as well as reading with the tutors. 

 The Writing Club:

We have been very pleased with our Writing Club which was implemented by Tania Hodges in 2014. Tania is released from her class in the afternoon slots to teach our Writing Club. This intervention programme was very successful and the decision to continue with the programme in 2017 was made.