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The Arrowsmith Program

Welcome to Plenty Valley Christian College’s Arrowsmith Program.

What is the Arrowsmith Program?

The Arrowsmith Program is founded on neuroscientific research, helping students to strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying a range of learning difficulties. The Arrowsmith Program is international and offered at schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, North America, Asia and Spain.

For over 40 years, the Arrowsmith Program has been identifying, intervening and strengthening the weak cognitive capacities that affect individual students learning abilities. This enables Arrowsmith students to become confident, effective and independent learners for life.

Students that join the Arrowsmith Program in Victoria spend a duration of two to four years in the program. As the students learn to capitalise on their increased learning capabilities, they can function without special education assistance or program accommodations.

The Arrowsmith Program Australia is offered at Plenty Valley Christian College. To find out about the fees for the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley Christian College, click here. To get in contact with us or inquire about enrolling your child in the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley, click here.

Who is the Arrowsmith Program for?

The Arrowsmith Program is for children with learning difficulties in the following areas:

The Arrowsmith Program may also be of benefit for individuals who do not have formally identified specific learning difficulties but are challenged with issues such as organization, processing, problem-solving, communication, memory, and independence.

If you would like to take the questionnaire to find out if your child is eligible for the Arrowsmith Program in Australia, click here.

The Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley Christian College

Plenty Valley Christian College is one of only 4 schools that offers the Arrowsmith Program in Melbourne, Victoria. Over the last 3 years, the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley has seen students’ progress in their academic efforts and growth. In consultation with Arrowsmith Canada, the College is opening up more flexible options for students to engage with Arrowsmith Australia.

All programs take place during school hours, except for the “one program” option and “clocks only” option where Arrowsmith Program Students may have the possibility to complete some of their program after school (3:30pm – 4:30pm).

To find out about the fees for the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley Christian College, click here. To get in contact with us or inquire about enrolling your child in the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley, click here.

Benefits of the Arrowsmith Program

After completing the Arrowsmith Program in Victoria, students can see improvements in their reasoning and comprehension, academic skills, math calculation, writing and more.

Below is a comment from a 15-year-old Victoria student in the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley:

“I now find it much easier to write and much easier to copy things down. I can now understand concepts in math without much effort and apply them to problems. I am better at taking instructions and doing the job that needs to be done as it is supposed to be done. What I am most happy about is that before I could hardly read and now I can read almost anything! I can remember things I couldn’t remember and understand things I couldn’t understand before. I think that the Arrowsmith Program has really changed my life.”

To find out about the fees for the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley Christian College, click here. To get in contact with us or inquire about enrolling your child in the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley, click here.

If you want to learn more about the Arrowsmith Program, you can watch this TED talk by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young below:

 

To find out about the fees for the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley Christian College, click here. To get in contact with us or inquire about enrolling your child in the Arrowsmith Program at Plenty Valley, click here.