The staff at Santa Clara believe in the explicit teaching of Literacy and Numeracy. In our efforts to extend the children’s understanding we have put in place two support programs for students experiencing difficulty in Literacy and Numeracy.

We offer a program for early intervention for those children in Year Two who have difficulty understanding mathematical concepts. This program is called EMU (Understanding Mathematical Thinking) and began in 2007.

EMU is a small group intervention program where the teacher focuses on areas of difficulty. They use lots of hands on materials to build on current understanding. The EMU program needs the support of parents and teachers working closely together.