We believe that the role of the College is to provide a wide range of challenging learning opportunities that will enable each individual to realise their potential. It is also our role to support our students to meet the challenges we set for them.
We recognise that a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is flawed. Different students will need different levels of support and we are committed to understanding the individual needs and circumstances of each student.
Our low pupil-to-teacher ratios mean our teachers have more time to spend one-on-one with our students and are very aware of achievement levels and learning needs.
The College also makes use of learning analytics to interpret data from our Learning Management System about each student’s learning behaviours and to track their academic attainment. This information assists in enabling teachers to provide personalised, targeted advice for each student and helps identify when and where extra learning support is needed.
Information about learning behaviours and academic attainment is also shared with our students and they are encouraged to set goals and take responsibility for their own learning.
Systems for support
For each student who is identified as needing learning support, both the student and their teachers are given as much support as possible to meet their needs. We ensure all our teachers are made aware of the needs of the students they teach.
Additional support for our students is provided by the networks in their House. Within each House is a team of staff dedicated to supporting the students and helping them to make the most of all the opportunities the College has to offer.
Learning Centre Programmes
From Years 9-12 we have Learning Centre classes available to students who need extra support in Numeracy and Literacy. The purpose of the Learning Centre classes is to give support to students who struggle academically or are diverse learners. Students are also given time to catch up on work that they may be falling behind on and will allocate time to study and to complete assessments in other curriculum areas.
King’s College is committed to promoting achievement and raising standards and to providing an environment that encourages all students to develop their abilities to the fullest. We aim to provide a rich education for students of all abilities and take pride in and celebrate their successes.
Students needing support can access:
Specialised academic workshops
Learning centre classes
Special Assessment Conditions for Exams (reader/writers/computer use/extra time)
For more information, contact:
Head of Learning Centre
Ph: +64 9 951 9781 ext. 718