(Reception to Year 6)
Children learn best in a predictable, nurturing learning environment. In the Junior School, learning focuses on literacy and numeracy through formal lessons, activity and play programmes and targeted, local, contextual learning programmes.
Accelerated Literacy is an innovative literacy program in all Junior Years classrooms. There is also a particular emphasis on hands on 'real world' maths, the Edible Kitchen Garden and Digital Technologies. Indonesian in an engaging and vibrant component of the curriculum that is taught through to Year 7.
We pride ourselves on:
a focus on face-to-face teaching in small classes and small groups
utilising the ‘Learning Street’ as a shared space in order for our students to work with peers and staff from other Junior Years classes
Connecting to community
Teaching in blocks of Literacy and Numeracy with additional support staff, with the integration of other curriculum areas
Incorporating ‘Play is the Way’ into our classrooms
Sharing our planning, giving and receiving feedback
Strong communication and positive professional relationships between staff and families
ENJOYING what our students bring and celebrating their growth
To meet the needs of our developing community of learners, our team work together to support individual students and build a sense of identity and belonging.
I feel privileged to work with our Junior Years team and believe whole-heartedly in the programs we currently offer. Every year we continue to reflect on our practice and refine our pedagogy so as to ensure the best outcomes for your children. We are a ‘team’ of dedicated, enthusiastic teachers who are thrilled to be teaching your children.
Please see below a copy of our
handbook - we trust that you find the information in this handbook helpful. If you require further information and advice from our Junior Years team, I invite you to make an appointment with myself to discuss matters further.
ALEX-ANNE HEMPHILL, SENIOR LEADER - JUNIOR YEARS