JUNIOR SCHOOL PP-5
We want your child to get off to the best possible start. Our Teachers love working with your child as they move from the home environment to the school environment.
You’ll love how we focus on connecting the dots between play and formal learning. We want your child to work on their communication skills, imagination and creativity. This occurs within the context of making new friends in their age group.
At this stage of learning, natural curiosity is a powerful ally for teachers. Students have an interest in the world around them. Teachers tap into this interest to get the best out of these young minds. Your child’s natural curiosity will be nurtured into a thirst for knowledge, which is typically the seed that grows into a love of learning. It is a very special time in a child’s educational journey and we see it as the gateway to lifelong learning.
We have a detailed plan to help your child learn how to read. At the beginning of the school year students are tested to determine their reading level. We use tests developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) that provide feedback to teachers and parents months before the NAPLAN tests take place.
Feedback from tests allow us to customise our approach when we are teaching your child how to read. In some cases, we find that students can read fluently but the tests reveal that the student does not comprehend what they are reading. In other cases, the tests identify the need for further specialist advice.
When our students are learning to read they have access to a wide variety of resources to help them read at their appropriate level. They can access a whole library of books through their iPad and we also use physical resources which are kept close at hand in the classroom.
In addition to our focus on teaching our students how to read and write we spend a significant portion of the day in Maths and we have a rich selection of topics in the areas of Science, History, the Arts and PDHPE.