Our Early Years Teachers ensure they still incorporate the wonder and joy of childhood through play based experiences. Creativity is also valued and students are given opportunities to explore their imaginations. Every Prep child is given the opportunity for a full developmental assessment and learning experiences are provided to support each child’s strengths and needs including extension reading groups, fine motor therapy and language rich tasks.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Our Junior School is a very special place where children have the opportunity to learn in a safe and supported environment. We have outstanding teacher/student ratios allowing our students’ learning to be personalised. We understand all our students have different learning styles and cater for them using differentiated learning activities that incorporate engaging hands on approaches, visual stimuli and real life simulations.
Interweaving the Cross Curriculum priorities within our curriculum planning, we ensure a strong focus on literacy and numeracy as we recognise the importance of these foundational skills within a child’s education. Also embedded within our teaching experiences, is the implementation of John Hattie’s philosophy of visible learning to maximise student understanding and empowerment.
We provide specialist lessons in Music, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Art and HPE.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
- Proverbs 22:6
Subjects taught in the Junior School include:
Humanities and Social Sciences
Design and Technology
Our teachers plan lessons around a Christian worldview underpinned by
our CARE approach:
I respect others. “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12)
I can do it. “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
I can overcome. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified
because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you
nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
I do my best. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working
for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23)
"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things."
- Jean Piaget