Helping to create well-rounded
Junior College Students
Mrs Louise Morris -
Director of Teaching and Learning – Years 1 to 6
The Junior College caters for students from Year 1 to Year 4. This unique structure enables the educational programs to be implemented in a developmentally appropriate manner, with a genuine early childhood philosophy and approach being upheld by all Junior College staff.
Working as co-operative teams, the Junior College staff work to ensure the experiences and events being implemented on a daily basis are exciting, challenging and rewarding for the students.
What your child will
An integrated approach to teaching and learning.
In planning units of work, the teachers have embraced an integrated approach to teaching and learning, resulting in the curriculum content being driven by experiences that are continuously integrated rather than the 8 Key Learning Areas being taught as separate entities. Such integration is managed through exciting themes that are unique to each year level and change with each new school term.
In addition to the programs being implemented by each classroom teacher, the Junior College students also have specialist lessons each week including Drama, Health and Physical Education, Music and Technology. These lessons are taught by teachers who are specialists in each of these areas, thus developing the skill base in these subject areas from a much younger age.
Throughout the academic year, staff also plan and implement events that involve the Junior College as a whole. Such events include: Grandparents' Day, Sports Carnival, Under Eights Week activities and Book Week Bonanza. Such events provide the children with a wonderful opportunity to interact with their friends and siblings in other year levels in the Junior College.
Junior College students love dressing up for Book Week.
In addition to this, the Junior College calendar also includes two exciting events –Junior College Showcase (a music/drama performance featuring all children) andCelebration of Excellence, where all children are awarded for demonstration of personal excellence. Junior College students can also enrol in private music tuition or engage in After College Electives that are offered throughout the year.
Parent Feedback &
We welcome parents to assist in the classroom regularly.
Regular feedback to parents plays a vital role in the Junior College. This is achieved through a variety of formats including verbal feedback, communication books which are sent home daily, parent-teacher interviews and formal reporting. Parents are warmly welcomed into the Junior College classrooms at any time and many parents enjoy the opportunity to assist in the classrooms on a regular basis.