The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) a student-centred and volunteer-based mentoring program designed to assist schools to implement one-on-one learning that supports, guides and enriches the wellbeing and learning outcomes of their students from Foundation to Year 12. It focuses on the wellbeing, academic, social and emotional needs of students through the powerful and positive contribution of mentors.

Through the involvement of valuable members of our College community, the Program allows us to provide additional support to students. Mentors meet their students once a week for one lesson throughout the year. They are carefully matched to build upon individual student’s strengths, interests and abilities.

As a LAP Mentor you will:

  • Provide individual time and care for a student
  • Accept students as unique individuals with unlimited potential
  • Come from all walks of life with different experiences and talents

LAP Mentors help individual students to:

  • Develop greater self-esteem and confidence
  • Learn more about themselves and others
  • Reinforce to them that they are special

If you would like to be involved in our College community in a meaningful way and you have a genuine interest in seeing young people grow in their education, faith and self-esteem, then we'd love to hear from you.

How to become a LAP Mentor

  1. Complete the registration of interest form. This information will also assist us with best-matching students with their volunteers.
  2. Obtain a 'Working with Children (police) Check' (WWCC). Find out more here
  3. Complete the SA Government Volunteers online course: Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) (Approximately 1 hour)
  4. Provide evidence of completion of the RAN course and your WWCC with the Learning Support Administrator.

For more information feel free to contact Katherine Papazoglou, Learning Support Administrator on 8292 3888 or email kpapazoglou@emmauscc.sa.edu.au