William Ruthven Primary School offers intervention programs available for students in Years 1 - 6 with a focus on developing phonological awareness, decoding strategies and increased comprehension skills. One-on-one placement tests are completed in order to determine which students will receive support, with parents/carers being notified if their child is to be enrolled in the program. In order for a student to succeed and maximise their progress, we require them to attend school every day. If they do not attend every day, we may need to discontinue them from the program.
The Department’s High ability program is for year 5 and 6 students. The program is delivered via WebEx by Virtual School Victoria. It focuses on extending and developing students' mathematic and English abilities. The Department manages the student selection process.