Learner Diversity

Inclusive learning at St Martin’s encompasses a broad range of learning experiences which are accessible for all students. Learning support is tailored for each child and we can adjust the school program to meet their specific situation.

Our Learning Support Program focuses on respect for the dignity of each child to give them every opportunity and support to reach their full potential.

Classroom teachers consult and work collaboratively with the Learning Support Team, specialists and parents to:

  • Modify classroom programs
  • Devise new programs of teaching
  • Identify appropriate resources to create learning and social opportunities for students with special education needs.

Early intervention and detection of learning difficulties are our focus. Students progress is monitored and assessed regularly. If any student needs assistance with their learning they are given a support program in class and parents are given assistance to help children at home.

When you apply to enrol please talk to us about what extra support your child needs so we can ensure their needs can be met here.

As a Diocese, Catholic School Broken Bay school system is proud of its comprehensive and inclusive support of diverse learners, including high potential and gifted students, as well as students with a range of other learning needs.

Various support services for students with disability are available, including:

  • Consultation support for class teachers to assist with the provision of reasonable adjustments
  • Services to support students with hearing and vision impairment
  • Leadership support to assist with the development and implementation of an inclusive school model
  • Transition planning support


Catholic Schools Broken Bay Vision of Learner Diversity

Eileen O’Connor School will provide quality Catholic education for students with a disability from Kindergarten to Year 12. Collaborating in the Mission, focusing on human flourishing, using Christ’s example to serve, we believe that every child is a unique individual created by God and valued as an individual learner with strengths, gifts, and talents.

Eileen O’Connor School (EOS) will provide a flexible and responsive model of education for students with disability through the structure of a Base School and a network of Support Classes in local parish schools. Transition between the Base School and Support Classes, or Support Classes and local parish school enrolment is facilitated.

Catholic Schools Broken Bay currently has Eileen O’Connor Support Classes for students with a disability at St Martin’s Catholic School at Davidson, as well as at St Brendan’s Catholic School at Lake Munmorah. A third site on the North Shore, located at Prouille Catholic Primary School, Wahroonga will commence in 2024.


Families interested in seeking enrolment in an Eileen O’Connor Support Class, please complete the CSBB Enquiry Form and select your Local Catholic Parish school in the drop-down menu.

Families wishing to register an expression of interest in the Eileen O’Connor Base School are encouraged to do so via this link.