There's no need to hide under a mask any longer. Specific learning difficulties aren’t fun. Students often wear behavioural ‘masks’ to cover up their feelings of incompetence or their lack of confidence.
But it’s safe at Summit to take off the mask and ‘let it go.’ These masks help kids avoid doing things, or make them feel that they are fooling people about how they feel about the tasks they are uncomfortable with. Through our unique approach of expert teaching, safe belonging, empowering self-awareness, and proven academic success, we help your child to develop an authentic, confident, growth mindset.
The mask of super competence
“Easy! Everyone knows that! Everyone is so dumb.”
The mask of the victim
“This isn’t fair. Why are you picking on me? Teachers have always bullied me.”
The mask of outrageousness
“I’m so out there, this is too ordinary for me. I want to do it differently than what you say.”
The mask of perfection
“I’m busy making an amazing title page. I need to write this intro perfectly, then I'll write my essay.”
The mask of helplessness
“I don’t know. I don’t understand. I can’t do anything. Can you do it for me?”
The mask of not caring
“This doesn’t even matter. I don’t care if I can’t do it. I won’t even bother trying.”
The mask of the good samaritan
“Can I empty the bins/sharpen pencils? Do you need me to get something for you?”
The mask of frailty
“I have a headache. My stomach hurts. I have stuff going on at home so I can’t concentrate.”
The mask of invisibility
“You can’t see me. I’m not here. What did you ask me – I didn’t hear you.”
The mask of boredom
“This is boring. What time is it? I hate literacy/maths. This stuff doesn’t even matter.”
The mask of contempt
“This place sucks. You don’t even know how to teach. You think you know best, but you don’t.”
The mask of fantasy
“I’m going to be a famous Youtuber/actor. Geniuses don’t need to know how to spell.”
The mask of the clown
“Hahaha! What a joke! Watch me/listen to me do/say this hilarious thing!”
The mask of activity
“I’ve got heaps of other things to do. I’m busy…I’ll do it later.”
The mask of the strong silent type
Strong and silent
“I’m too cool for this. I’m all about looking amazing/sports.”
The mask of being bad
“I’m just a loser. If you try to make me do this, you will be sorry.”
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."