Junior School is a child’s first foray into school and can lay the foundations for their confidence, resilience and competence in later years of life. Our goal is to provide a warm atmosphere of collaboration between our students, staff and parents to make their first years a success.
Our Junior School is a purpose-built modern facility at the Oxenham Street campus designed to cater for students from Prep through to Year Four. Central to the precinct is a large play area and outdoor amphitheatre where play-based fun starts every day.
Our expert and dedicated staff structure and provide learning experiences that consider the individual developmental needs of the students in their early years of schooling. The curriculum reflects the Australian Curriculum model and our belief that young children have a natural curiosity and that each student has their own needs and interests. The delivery of strong literacy and numeracy fundamentals lies at the heart of our pedagogy. In addition, specialist teachers in Art, Music, Indonesian and Physical Education provide stimulating lessons to ensure that the students receive a well-rounded education.
Each year diagnostic testing is conducted, particularly for new students, and any learning gaps are quickly identified and programmes put in place. The College’s expectation of students is high so every effort is made to help students achieve their potential.
As well as academic rigour, the College offers a wide variety of co-curricular pursuits. Students are encouraged to make the most of all opportunities and some are members of the Pipes and Drums and many are part of the Junior and Middle School music performance group. Opportunities are also provided in the sporting arena – ranging from training sessions for swimming, cross-country and athletics to being part of netball, rugby and touch football teams.