Arrowsmith Program

Sydney Catholic Schools has a demonstrably strong commitment to the support of students with learning and wellbeing needs.

The Arrowsmith Program is currently offered in the following Sydney Catholic Schools:

  • Casimir College Marrickville for students in Year 7 to Year 12
  • Holy Innocents’ Catholic Primary School, Croydon for students in Year 3 to Year 6
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Mosman for students in Year 3 to Year 6
  • Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham for students in Year 3 to Year 12 (An After School Program run two afternoons a week from 4:00pm to 6:00pm).

The Arrowsmith Program aims to identify, intervene and strengthen students’ weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions. The Arrowsmith Program aims to empower students to engage in classroom learning. This is facilitated through a program of specific cognitive exercises.

The Arrowsmith Program has shown to be an effective intervention for students having difficulty with reading, writing, mathematics, comprehension, non-verbal learning and attention.

Students selected for Sydney Catholic Schools’ Arrowsmith Program will:

  • Be between Year 2 and Year 12 when they first commence the program
  • Be of average to above average intelligence documented through an educational psychological assessment such as a WISC V
  • Be identified as having a combination of the learning dysfunctions described by the Arrowsmith Program cognitive profile questionnaire
  • Not be diagnosed as having severe intellectual, emotional, mental or behavioural disorders that would significantly affect his/ her ability to participate in the Arrowsmith Program or relate to his/ her peer group and teacher
  • Not be identified as having a brain injury

A student’s eligibility to participate in the Arrowsmith Program will be determined by the participating School Principal, in conjunction with Sydney Catholic Schools’ Arrowsmith Coordinator. The selection decisions of the team are final.

For further information on the Arrowsmith Program please visit: http://www.arrowsmithschool.org

We are currently accepting Expressions of Interest for the Arrowsmith Program at Holy Innocents’ Croydon, Casimir College and the Part-Time Program at Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham. If you are interested in exploring Arrowsmith for your child in 2018 please complete the form below or contact us on ceo.arrowsmith@syd.catholic.edu.au

We are accepting Expressions of Interest  for the Arrowsmith Program at Holy Innocents’ Croydon, Casimir College, Marrickville and the Part-Time Program at Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham. Please register your interest for this program below.

Enrolment Forms and Information