四虎影视

As a Kindergarten to Year 12 Catholic school operating within the Presentation charism, St Mary鈥檚 College is an inclusive school, welcoming and supporting students of all backgrounds and abilities. St Mary鈥檚 College is committed to challenging all students to reach their learning potential.

The Lantern Program provides both learning support and extension programs to facilitate appropriate ways for students to engage with the curriculum and aspects of College life on the same basis as others.

The Lantern Program aims to:

  • Go鈥痮ne pace beyond鈥痠n supporting students to achieve their learning potential.
  • Facilitate a whole-school culture that values diversity, strives for excellence and celebrates success in all areas.
  • Lead the establishment of processes and systems to meet the diverse learning needs of students.
  • Support class teachers to make adjustments to the learning environment and curriculum to meet the needs of all students.

Additional and complex needs

St Mary鈥檚 College strives to understand and support all students with learning differences.

Junior students

In the Junior School, support is also delivered through 鈥榠n-class鈥 assistance, as well as through dedicated programs accessed on a withdrawal basis primarily in the Lantern classroom.

Senior students

Students in the Senior School are provided with 鈥榠n-class鈥 support and, when required, individual and small group tutoring.

In both the Senior and Junior Schools, the Lantern classroom is a dedicated space providing students with an optimal learning environment that caters for their individual differences and provides additional and explicit support to reinforce classroom and subject-specific learning. The dedicated and highly skilled staff provide a welcoming environment which promotes positivity and self-advocacy.

Learning plans

Students with complex needs who require additional resources to enable them to access the curriculum are also provided with a learning plan. Learning plans are created in collaboration with the student, parent and key staff and contain vital information about the student鈥檚 learning style, required adjustments and key recommendations. The learning plans are referred to regularly and are used as a tool when students are transitioning between year levels.

Differentiation in the classroom

Teachers and support staff are actively encouraged to develop their knowledge of different learning styles and provide adjustments to curriculum and assessment as needed. Teachers and parents are also able to refer students to the Learning Support Coordinator for concerns about their academic progress and/or their ability to engage in the curriculum.


Gifted/highly able

The St Mary鈥檚 College Extension Program, in-line with the CET Gifted Guidelines, is designed to cater for the learning needs of gifted and highly able students. While gifted learners are unique individuals with their own abilities and needs, these students require explicit extension to the level of challenge, depth and complexity of learning tasks, as well as opportunities to develop their strengths and passions. Extension Program teachers have processes in place to identify and cater for gifted and highly able students.

Strategies include:

  • Differentiated curriculum
  • Extension activities
  • Targeted extension classes with an Extension Program teacher
  • Acceleration
  • Online Learning
  • Extra-curricular activities

English as a Second Language/Dialect

St Mary鈥檚 College welcomes students from all cultural backgrounds. The EAL/D program is designed to cater for those students who speak another language/dialect other than English and who may require support and explicit teaching in subject-specific vocabulary, written expression, comprehension, pronunciation and spelling. In addition, an intensive English program is provided for those students who arrive at St Mary鈥檚 College with minimal English skills.

A learning plan is created for newly arrived students in collaboration with parents and teachers. The document tracks the students鈥 progress in reading, writing and oral listening/responding.

Staff closely monitor student wellbeing, and their pastoral needs are carefully considered when planning school events, facilitating full and inclusive participation in College life.


Make an enquiry

Junior School

  • Talk to your child鈥檚 teacher(s) to help gather information.
  • Your child鈥檚 teacher may recommend further conversation or information from the Learning Support Coordinator,鈥 Julia McCullough鈥痑nd/or the Extension Learning Teacher,鈥Nicole Holloway.

Senior School

  • Discuss concerns or queries about learning with your daughter鈥檚 Pastoral Care Teacher and/or House Coordinator.
  • Further communication may be recommended with the Learning Support Coordinator (Senior School),鈥Dee Spaulding鈥痑nd/or the Extension teacher,鈥Angela Fraser.
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四虎影视 is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.