The Junior School focuses on connecting the junior learner. We support each child to develop healthy relationships with their peers and teachers, as learning is a collaborative process. This gives children a sense of belonging and pride where they feel valued and respected.
Learning areas from the Victorian Curriculum are:
- The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
- Health and Physical Education
- The Humanities (Geography, History)
- Languages (French, Japanese)
- Religious and Values Education (RAVE)
Teaching through inquiry is the main focus in Junior School. This is where students make meaning through the investigation of open-ended questions, supplemented by the fundamental teaching of reading, writing and mathematics.
Inquiry is a collaborative process of questioning, challenging perceptions and creating curiosity for deeper understanding. It is a student-centred approach that evokes curiosity and enables students to make meaningful connections to the world.
Junior School students have extensive opportunities to take part in the Performing Arts, from our Year 2 Strings Program to involvement in College musicals. Swimming lessons and camps are part of the all-inclusive College fees.
The camps program starts with experiential outdoor activities in Prep, progressing through each year level to overnight camps, then a two night coast adventure and Maldon camp in Year 4. Swimming, canoeing, skateboarding, campfires and stargazing are all part of the experience.