English language support is available for children for whom English is a second language and for children, born in Australia, who have a non-English speaking background.
Children from newly arrived families, who usually have little English, are entitled to E.S.L. support, which is funded by the Commonwealth Government.
The aims of this support are to aid the adjustment to a new school system and culture and to assist children to eventually function proficiently in mainstream classes within the school.
Children, born in Australia, but who speak a language other than English, are also entitled to help. It has been recognised that many children whose major exposure to English occurs at school, often need some additional support in their early years of schooling.
An Advisory Visiting Teacher for ESL may provide support to individual students, to small groups or to students working in the classroom. ESL programs are usually linked to what the students are learning in class.