Cabra Dominican College Established 1886

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre

Embracing uniqueness through diversity

The Learning Centre at Cabra Dominican College caters for mainstream students with a diagnosed disability or learning difficulty.

Our role is to support students to become confident and engaged, and to make positive choices towards becoming independent learners. We recognise the uniqueness of all students and the importance of providing opportunities to develop and nurture each individual’s gifts.

Differentiation in the classroom and access to adjusted programs are designed to enable all students to be included in the curriculum. Identified students are able to access small group and individual support for academic and social development.


Support in senior school also focuses on appropriate subject selection, combined with Vocational Education Training (VET) and other pathways programs.

The Learning Centre Coordinator liaises with Curriculum, Middle and Senior Deputies, Faculty Heads, School Counsellors, the SACE Coordinator, as well as outside agencies to work towards best outcomes for students in keeping with current methodologies and practices.

The Coordinator oversees a team of experienced Educational Support Officers who also work closely with teaching staff to provide support for students within the classroom setting or in The Learning Centre.


Specialised programs such as Social Skills are also offered.

The Learning Centre is a welcoming space that is also open at lunchtimes for students to access. This may be to access a quieter space for small groups to interact or for students to use as a work -space.

A weekly Catch Up session run after school provides students with additional support for homework and assignments. An Activity Club is also offered to select students once per term to provide social opportunities though a variety of low cost activities.

Peer education may be offered to further support the understanding of an individual’s needs and challenges.

Identification of students who may require support via The Learning Centre is obtained from a variety of sources mainly being professional reports, but also information from parents and previous schools, teachers, NAPLAN results and ACER Pat testing.


For more information, please contact The Learning Centre Coordinator on 8179 2459