The Literacy Centre is a learning program that offers educational classes for children in years one to six who experience difficulty learning or are not succeeding in the classroom. The Centre was established in 1992 as a result of the concern for the needs of children with learning difficulties and their parents.
Students are placed in classes of no more than three students, and are taught by trained, experienced teachers who understand their special needs. Learning in small groups helps students acquire valuable skills and allows for individual attention.
On entry to the program students are assessed to determine strengths and areas of need. Each program includes reading, spelling, comprehension and story writing. Programs are assessed regularly and are adjusted according to the changing needs of the student.
Short daily homework assignments are given to students to consolidate skills taught and parents are required to assist children in the completion of these. Regular assessment is conducted and a progress report is provided twice a year.
The Literacy Centre currently operates two afternoons per week, offering two separate sessions on each of these days to assist with the educational needs of students in the Macarthur area.