Learner Diversity

At OLGC the Diverse Learners Team supports students who have additional learning needs as well as those who have high academic potential and ability.

Our team consists of a Learning Support teacher, two Learning Support Assistants and a teacher for students for whom English is an additional language.

For students requiring additional work in maths, differentiated maths programmes are developed for these students.

Our support targets students in the early grades of school with specialised small group literacy work and individualised intensive reading programmes and classroom support to ensure the best possible outcomes for students with additional needs.

The school implements a cluster grouping model as a way of meeting the needs of students with high academic potential, motivation and achievement in English. These students can work at a faster pace, at a higher level and can deal with more complexity. For more detailed information on our Diverse Learning areas please click here OLGC Diverse Learners Response to Intervention Model

Through the work of this team, we aim to encourage the students to ‘let their light shine’ by embracing learning at a pace that maximises their learning potential.


What about diverse learners and students with disability? 

Catholic School Broken Bay school system is proud of its comprehensive and inclusive support of diverse learners, including high potential and gifted students, as well as students with a range of other learning needs.

Various support services for students with disability are available, including:

  • Consultation support for class teachers to assist with the provision of reasonable adjustments
  • Services to support students with hearing and vision impairment
  • Leadership support to assist with the development and implementation of an inclusive school model
  • Transition planning support


Catholic Schools Broken Bay Vision of Learner Diversity

Eileen O’Connor School will provide quality Catholic education for students with a disability from Kindergarten to Year 12. Collaborating in the Mission, focusing on human flourishing, using Christ’s example to serve, we believe that every child is a unique individual created by God and valued as an individual learner with strengths, gifts, and talents.

Eileen O’Connor School (EOS) will provide a flexible and responsive model of education for students with disability through the structure of a Base School and a network of Support Classes in local parish schools. Transition between the Base School and Support Classes, or Support Classes and local parish school enrolment is facilitated.

Catholic Schools Broken Bay currently has Eileen O’Connor Support Classes for students with a disability at St Martin’s Catholic School at Davidson, as well as at St Brendan’s Catholic School at Lake Munmorah. A third site on the North Shore, located at Prouille Catholic Primary School, Wahroonga will commence in 2024.


Families interested in seeking enrolment in an Eileen O’Connor Support Class, please complete the CSBB Enquiry Form and select your Local Catholic Parish school in the drop-down menu.

Families wishing to register an expression of interest in the Eileen O’Connor Base School are encouraged to do so via this link.