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The Core Skills Program

What is the Core Skills Program?

Core Skills is a targeted literacy, numeracy and social skilling program designed to engage students, inspire positivity and support students to understand how to learn.

Core Skills is a flagship program at Warilla High School where we specialise the supports offered to students in the program. Core Skills supports students with:

  • A smaller class size.
  • A reduce number of teachers covering multiple Key Learning Areas, who collaborate reguarly to share teaching pedagogies.
  • Targeted and personalised literacy and numeracy support.
  • A focus on the skills of learning, and the building the strategies to be life-long-learners.
  • Building their social skills.
  • Becoming resilient learners. 

Additional literacy support with our learning specialists and tutoring team.

Contact Us:

For further information on the Core Skills Program, please contact:

Jaimie Goucher

Core Skills Coordinator
(02) 42963055

Resilient Learner excursion at Killalea Reserve with the Illawarra Environmental Education Centre.

Excursions & Immersions

  • Leadership and resilience training days at Killalea State Park
  •  A Challenge Day on the high ropes course at Nowra Animal Park.
  • Sporting & movement opportunities at places like Hang Dog climbing gym and Flip Out.
  • An overnight camp where students are able to practise skills life-ready skills like catching public transport, navigating busy areas, organisation and time management.
  • A Learning Showcase, where parents are invited to see what the students have been working on.

Joining the Program

Placements in the Core Skills Program are provided on a needs basis. Spaces within the class can be sought after because of the high level of support given to students and their impressive learning growth in the program. 

Placements are offered to families based on information, observations and data gathered during our Year 6 to 7 transition process. Students who are generally included within the program are those who:

  • Have not met the expected outcomes for their age/stage
  • Need assistance with tasks in the classroom
  • Need to understand more about how they learn
  • Are keen students who are willing to try and be an active learner
  • Do no take away from the learning of others
  • Need to boost their confidence
  • May have diagnosed additional and complex needs