Support Unit

Support Unit News

w_daniel-and-willSupport Unit students and staff have been working on a mural in the D1/D3 quiet space area outside D2. This mural depicts the Kosta & Kalick 16 Habits of Mind of Highly Successful People. During Term 2 and 3 students developed much patience in using pokerwork/wood burning tools to create the individual symbols. The different styles of the creators has added to the overall charm of the mural and its presence will remind students of the ways of thinking that result in success.

A great day was had by all Support Unit students and staff who attended the Oz Tag day last Tuesday, and for two of our Year 8 students ZooSnooz was awesome.

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Support Unit News

W_Emma Rankmore and Ty Sim

Students in the Support Unit often enjoy the best of ‘both worlds’ at Coonabarabran High School. When they need a quiet environment to reduce anxiety or just to take time out, strategies are in place for this to happen with minimal fuss and so are the quiet spaces. When they need reading and maths support they access English and Maths classes daily with teachers who follow rigorous, research based strategies to make the most of every session and to lift their skills significantly.

Each day in the Support Unit students read silently, they listen to fiction (currently both Andy Griffiths and David Walliams books are being read), then they study individual words of multiple syllables to be able to recall and spell these words. Dictation is next and the group concentrates intensely to get what is heard onto paper with correct spelling and grammar. Reader’s Theatre has been embraced and the students enjoy choosing a part in the script and then joining their classmates in the read.

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