The Junior School

SSC-Junior-School-teachingThe Junior School

The Junior School offers:

  • Strong Literacy focus using Spalding Multi-Sensory Language Literacy Programme.
  • Excellent Pastoral Care programme that promotes personal development, study skills, community service and global connections.
  • Highly qualified caring teachers committed to excellence.
  • Extensive Co-curricular Programme, incorporating a variety of sports, creative and performing arts and thinking skills development.
  • Strong Enterprise Education Programme, with a focus on developing critical thinking, problem-solving interpersonal and team skills.
  • Preparatory Middle School programme for Years 5 and 6 preparing students for a successful transition to Senior School.
  • Specialist teachers in Gifted and Talented, Physical Education and Sports, Information Computing Technology, Greek Language, Greek Dance, Special Education and Student Welfare Officer.

Junior School Educational Programme

All Key Learning Areas (K.L.A) as specified by the Board of Studies are taught from Kindergarten to Year 6 as follows:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Creative Arts

In addition to the mandatory subjects the College teaches Modern Greek and Orthodox Studies.


Prep Middle School Programme

In 1999 a Preparatory Middle School Programme was established for Years 5 and 6. Teachers with specialist subject talents teach the range of subjects across Years 5 & 6 as follows:-

  • Maths
  • Science
  • English / HSIE

Junior School Sports Programme

The Junior School PE and Sports programme consists of developing students’ skills, competence and confidence in a broad range of games, sports and physical activities.

The Infants School programme focuses on developing ball, movement, dance, gymnastic skills and gross motor skills.

The Primary programme continues with developing the skills taught in the Infants also adding athletics, aquatics (swimming) and specific skills required for team sports for example: basketball, soccer, volleyball, netball, T-ball, cricket and Oz-tag. In Year 6 students participate in interschool sport through the ASISSA Association. This is held on a Thursday afternoon during school hours.

Students from Years 3-6 are selected to represent the College in Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country within the following associations:

  • Heads of Independent Coeducational Schools (HICES)
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Colleges (GOAC)
  • All Suburbs Independent Schools Sports Association (ASISSA)
  • Combined Independent Schools (CIS)
  • Primary School Sports Association (PSSA)

 

 

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