Junior School (Prep to Year 4)
Junior School provides students with a friendly environment where imaginations are kept active and social skills are developed. We understand that young children learn best when they are highly engaged and remain motivated. For this reason, our students are encouraged to actively explore and investigate their learning environments.
Teaching is approached using a variety of instructional techniques geared to moving students progressively towards a stronger understanding of and, ultimately, a greater independence in, their learning process. Prep to Year 1 has a focus on investigative learning, where their everyday environment becomes the platform for learning, while fully inclusive Maths, and Reading and Writing programs, are in place for students in Prep to Year 6.
Our aim is to develop children to their fullest potential in an authentic and meaningful way. In line with this, our ‘special fit’ learning spaces facilitate lots of concrete, hands-on learning experiences. A range of programs exists to provide students with a sound foundation across a range of academic subjects. These specifically include an emphasis on investigative learning in Prep and Year 1.
Our outside areas provide students with plenty of opportunities for play and include great climbing equipment, slides and cubbies. An amazing vegetable garden and ‘Cluckingham Palace’, the royal residence of our beloved chickens, presents students with opportunities to learn both nature and nurture. The School’s 'Discovery Centre' further presents students with a great space where they can engage in quiet reading, meeting with their friends or playing games.
Junior School seeks to nurture students while allowing their learning experiences to prepare them for the academics of Middle School.