English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
Garran Primary reflects Australian communities and students and staff come from a diverse range of cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds. The school is proud of the rich cultural heritage that is displayed across the school community and there are around seventy nationalities represented in the student population.
Students from language backgrounds other than English have additional educational needs and can require support to participate successfully at school. This includes students who are newly arrived, are learning English as an additional language and/or who are refugees.
Children are supported in their classroom by an EALD teacher who works closely with the classroom teacher. Children are assisted in different ways depending on their needs. Sometimes they are withdrawn from the classroom to work individually or in small groups with the EALD teacher. At other times, the EALD teacher works with the class teacher in the classroom.