EAL 2023

The students who attend English Intervention/ Tutoring with Louise Whittle fall under one of two categories;

·         E.A.L (students who have English as a Second Language)

·         L.B.O.T.E (students who may speak English or have English as their first language, but who have someone at home who may speak another language)


Each student has been identified by their classroom teacher based on a specific area that the student needs to develop further or extend in, such as reading, sound/ phonics knowledge, writing or speaking.


The sessions are not just focused on developing or furthering English skills in speaking & listening, reading and writing; they also focus on extending one specific skill/ area such as developing reading comprehension to assist students in reading more complex texts.

In 2023 we have introduced Cultural Studies as our new specialist subject to run alongside our already successful and establish PE/ Health & Performing Arts programs. Cultural Studies at Cranbourne Primary School aims to provide students with the opportunity to discuss celebrations and stories of different cultures around the world.

Whilst discussing different cultures; world religion and stories will be touched upon, but not taught explicity. Our aim is for students to compare differences, recognise commonalities and develop a greater awareness of cultural diversity. All lessons are linked to the Intercultural Capability Strand of the Victorian Curriculum, with a focus on encouraging Global Citizenship in all our students.