Program Support

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Our Board embraces a philosophy of inclusion. Our Catholic schools are committed to the education of the whole person, since in Christ all human values find their fulfillment and unity. Students with special education needs are supported within Catholic school communities by a team who collaborate and maintain continuous communication to ensure that the student's diversified needs are met in an inclusive environment.

Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School welcomes all students into integrated classes. The multi-disciplinary Student Services Support Staff work in partnership with Program Support Services to support Subject Teachers and the School Based Support Team Meeting recommendations.

Students with Individual Education Plans may access Program Support in a variety of ways to assist with specific learning needs. This service is also available to any student who is experiencing difficulty and who is referred by the subject teacher.

Our team

Our school's program support staff are here to help students achieve success. Our team includes Erin Malkin & Kirstie Scullion.

  • Curriculum Chair, [insert name and extension here]
  • Grade 9, [insert name and extension here]
  • Grade 10, [insert name and extension here]
  • Grade 11, [insert name and extension here]
  • Grade 12, [insert name and extension here]
  • English as a Second Language Teacher, [insert name and extension here]
  • Student Success Teacher, [insert name and extension here]


The following resources are available on the Durham Catholic District School Board's website:

Resources are also available in our local community at:

Peer tutoring

Students seeking help can access peer tutoring. We offer the following assistances for students:

  • tutoring in all subject areas;
  • organizational help;
  • homework/in-class assignments;
  • science lab write ups;
  • essays or reports;
  • projects or project assembly;
  • advanced lesson preparation;
  • research paper;
  • speech and oral presentations; and
  • reading and writing assistance

For more information, speak to [insert name here and phone extension].

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