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The goal of our Learning Support Unit at CHCS is to provide students with the social, emotional and academic support that they require to reach their full potential. Learning Support Unit staff work with parents to ensure the continuity of the programs.

Admission to the Learning Support Unit is taken on a case-by-case basis and is contingent upon the ability to match student needs with the level of service that is available at the time. There may be students for whom we are unable to provide the required services.


The Learning Support Unit Provides services that include assessment, academic support, writing and implementing programs, assisting classroom teachers to modify instructional strategies and content as well as withdrawal of students for individual or group intervention.

Learning Support staff  liaise with classroom teachers and may from time to time recommend outside professionals to provide therapy to the student such as Speech Therapists, Behavioural Optometrists, Occupational Therapists and Paediatricians.

Students who have been identified as requiring extra support with literacy will be assisted by Learning Support staff to ensure that the required intervention is established. This may take the form of extra time, coloured paper, assistive technology, or a reader/writer for examinations etc.

Applications for Special Provisions in NAPLAN and Higher School  examinations are also co-ordinated by the Learning Support Unit via DET or Board of Studies on behalf of the student.

ESL Unit

Students arriving at CHCS from a N.E.S.B (Non-English speaking background) who have been to an I.E.C (Intensive English Centre) and are placed in a mainstream class are eligible for additional support through the E.S.L Program. Placement is available for Phase 1 and 2 Students.
Students are assessed and taken into the program on a case by case situation. Students will receive withdrawal support, in class team teaching, task modification assistance as well as homework support.
The program is organised into three strands:
• Oral interaction (listening and speaking)
• Reading and Responding
• Writing
Students that participate receive weekly homework activities that they are to complete out of class time.
Assessment is based on the E.S.L scales and are reported on twice yearly during common reporting times.

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Outline of Academic Studies

The Primary School will cover the six Key Learning Areas (KLA's) as required by the NSW Board of Studies. 

These include:-
Mathematics - Space, Measurement, Number
Science & Technology - Investigating, Designing & Making, Using Technology
Human Society & Its Environment - People, Cultures, Languages other than English
English - Talking & Listening, Text & Context, Learning to Read, Grammar, Learning to Write
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education - Sport, PE, Health, Interpersonal Skills
Creative & Practical Arts - Music, Drama, Art, Craft


Homework is an important part of the learning process for revising and reinforcing schoolwork. 

Weekly homework for K-6 may include:

  • Spelling words and exercises
  • Mathematics (including mentals and tables practice)
  • Reading (oral and silent) at least three times a week
  • English tasks
  • Completion of class work
  • Reading contracts
  • Science projects (investigating, designing and making)
  • HSIE assignments
  • Surveys

Primary Bible Studies & Spiritual Lessons

This syllabus has been created for the Primary Department, Christadelphian Heritage College Sydney.  It is designed to provide a structured two-year plan for teaching the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes associated with the Bible. 

The syllabus will cover the major events in the Bible.  The focus in the K-6 syllabus is on gaining knowledge and understanding of Biblical events, developing skills in acquiring information from the Bible, and forming values and attitudes based on Godly principles.  Links will also be created with other Key Learning Areas. 

The aim of the Bible Syllabus K-6 is to strive to develop in students the values and attitudes, skills, knowledge and understanding that:

  • Enable them to build their morality upon an understanding of Godly principles
  • Encourage them to strive for excellence in every facet of life
  • Enable them to make informed decisions about their spiritual lives in the future.