At Chrysalis, we recognise that each child possesses unique talents, passions and learning needs. We acknowledge a responsibility to nurture each child by providing appropriate programs to meet these needs.
A variety of support and extension options are offered at Chrysalis to meet the needs of our diverse range of learners.
Individual progress is carefully monitored through the use of checklists, teacher observation, and standardised testing, and educational programs are adapted accordingly.
Literacy and numeracy work is differentiated for each child to ensure that an appropriate level of challenge is provided.
Literacy Support and Extension
Literacy support may be provided in the classroom or by withdrawal, either 1:1 or in small groups.
Individualised extension and acceleration is offered to gifted and talented students in reading, writing, and spelling.
Numeracy Support and Extension
Numeracy support is generally provided in the classroom in Cycle 2 (years 1-3) and in-class or by withdrawal in Cycle 3 (year 4-6). Individualised extension and acceleration is offered to gifted and talented students.
Special Programs and Projects
Each year, a selection of programs and competitions are offered to students. Some of the programs and projects that have been offered in recent years are:
Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge
Future Problem Solving
Computer Programming/ Robotics – Bitsbox, Scratch, Dash and Dot, Sphero
Creative Writing – NaNoWriMo and Story Wars
Maths competitions - Australian Mathematics Competition, Have Sum Fun Online
As our Education Support Teacher, Carly is responsible for helping the class teachers to meet the needs of gifted and talented students and those experiencing difficulties. She runs withdrawal sessions for students requiring support as well as providing targeted in-class programs when necessary. Carly works closely with class teachers to develop challenging and highly individualised programs for gifted and talented students.
Carly joined Chrysalis in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Education and has undertaken extensive studies in learning difficulties and gifted and talented education.
“I find immense satisfaction in helping children to develop their talents and overcome their learning obstacles.”