Spark their time to shine.

As students move to the Upper Junior Years, they become more independent; they communicate with others more effectively and have a stronger sense of who they are. Students develop an ability to take positive actions for their wellbeing; they ask challenging questions and seek answers; they make informed decisions and act responsibly.

English and Mathematics continue to be a priority, and literacy and numeracy are developed across all learning areas.

Our aim is to move beyond traditional approaches of reproducing knowledge and equip our students with the ability to choose the best strategies to help them solve problems, make decisions, generate explanations and create new understandings.

Upper Junior Years

Personal development

Upper Primary schooling is a significant time of transition which encompasses an important phase of personal, emotional and intellectual development. Research shows that the developmental stages of adolescence seem to be happening earlier. Our team is very aware of the importance of caring for the needs of each child as an individual within his or her year level. This time is both exciting and challenging and, together with dedicated teaching staff, we aim to foster self-discipline, a sense of community and resilience necessary for the secondary years and beyond.

Further emphasis is placed on active, hands-on learning that is engaging for students.

Upper Junior Years

A seamless curriculum

Through the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and the adoption of a comprehensive teaching and learning framework, we aim to create a seamless curriculum that is focused on developing transferable skills. Learning across all year levels and subjects throughout the College is further supported by our strong focus on achieving high levels of literacy and numeracy.

Upper Junior Years

A framework of support

Teachers at all year levels ensure that there is continuity of learning. This is achieved by using our Teaching and Learning Framework, as it provides a common language that students, teachers and parents can use to communicate and share their understanding of quality teaching and learning. This framework supports students in acquiring thinking processes which can be used in any subject and used meaningfully in real-life situations.

Upper Junior Years

Modern problem solving

Our aim is to move beyond traditional approaches of reproducing knowledge and equip our students with the ability to choose the best strategies to help them solve problems, make decisions, generate explanations and create new understandings. The framework, along with our strong emphasis on using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve learning outcomes, assists our students in embracing new ways of thinking in the 21st century.

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