Junior School

Junior School Curriculum

Prep to Year 6

In the Junior School years, there is a strong focus on the development of sound Literacy and Numeracy skills, taught within the framework of the Australian English and Mathematics Curriculum. Teachers dedicate a significant amount of time each day towards Literacy and Numeracy development.

Apart from English and Mathematics, the other core curriculum areas taught in the Junior School are Christian Studies, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Technologies. These learning areas may be taught in either integrated or single-subject units of work. 
Junior School students also engage in a number of specialist subjects each week, including;

•    Language Other Than English (LOTE) – Japanese
•    The Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Drama, Media Studies) 
•    Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Social and Emotional Learning is central to children’s learning in the Junior School.  Students learn to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships and learning.  Students are involved in a range of practices including recognising and regulating emotions, developing empathy for others and understanding relationships, establishing and building positive relationships, making responsible decisions, working effectively in teams, handling challenging situations constructively and developing leadership skills.

Learning in the Junior School is undertaken in agile, collaborative teaching and learning spaces. Teachers and students are encouraged to collaborate, create communication and think critically.  Each child is valued as an individual.  The learning they undertake responds to what they already know and what they need to further their learning journey.