Primary School (K-6)
Starting school is an exciting yet somewhat nervous time. You’re excited by the possibilities and potential that school brings. But nervously hopeful that your child will make friends, have a nice teacher and enjoy school.
Rest assured our teachers want your child to have the best possible start and they'll do everything possible to make sure this happens.
A smooth transition occurs by intention. New students are allocated a ‘buddy’ and teachers are trained to make sure new students are given a warm welcome and connected into school life successfully.
Soon after starting, students are tested to determine their reading level. We use tests developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) which provide detailed feedback to teachers and parents. Feedback from these tests allow us to customise our approach when teaching your child.
When our students are learning to read they have access to a wide variety of resources to help them read at their level. They can access a library of books through their iPad and we also use hard copy resources which are kept close at hand in the classroom.
In addition to our focus on teaching 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 Health and Physical Education.
At this stage of learning, natural curiosity is a powerful ally for teachers. We aim for your child’s curiosity to be nurtured into a thirst for knowledge, which is typically the seed that grows into a love of learning. It is a special time in a child’s educational journey and we see it as the gateway to lifelong learning.
In partnership with the academic program, student care and behaviour management are crucial aspects of the Primary School.
Unlike larger, overcrowded schools, we personally know each student. In this more intimate environment, genuine student care is possible. Students feel a really authentic sense of community and belonging.
Appropriate discipline makes sure student behaviour standards are high. Behaviour expectations are communicated to students and maintained by staff who care for the wellbeing of every student and their class.