Junior School Curriculum

Kindergarten–Year 6

Our Junior School learners are offered a rigorous and diverse curriculum that is underpinned by our Catholic faith.

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We work in partnership with parents to provide a learning environment that is rich with experiences, nurturing those important skills that will allow students to thrive in a volatile and changing world.

Students in Kindergarten to Year 6 study the following key learning areas based on NESA guidelines:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Creative Arts
  • Languages: Mandarin

Integrated units form part of the class program. This means content from more than one syllabus is taught in a single unit – for example, designing, making, writing and illustrating, researching, presenting research, reading, using music and dance.

This could involve several learning areas such as English, Science and Technology, Human Society and Its Environment, and Creative Arts. This approach can deepen students’ understanding and engagement.

The girls demonstrated their public speaking and presentation skills as well as their critical and creative thinking with a variety of projects, including their wonderful Day of Excellence presentations where the girls focussed on various individuals who had overcome adversity.

Miss Joice, Year 6 teacher

In Kindergarten, our special adventures to the Secret Garden were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Building fairy houses, wondering why leaves are different shapes and sizes and asking many interesting questions about the resident brush turkey, are just some of the highlights. The garden is the perfect place to evoke curiosity and allow the students to show their critical and creative thinking skills.

Mrs Zids, Kindergarten teacher

Key specialists in gifted and talented education, learning support and specialist teachers in the areas of STEM, PDHPE, Creative Arts and Languages work closely with class teachers to develop an in-depth knowledge of each student.

Junior School students learn about the Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual celebration in Chinese culture when the moon is at its fullest, also known as the Harvest moon. Connecting to the core values of Global Citizenship, students learn about the Festival and make connections with their own experiences and to appreciate a cultural experience that may be different from their own.

Mrs Wang, Mandarin teacher K-6

Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of national and international competitions and programs throughout their time in the Junior School.

Our robotics teams worked collaboratively, problem-solving to have our robots run both with a hand controller, and autonomously, performing certain actions. Each team also produced documentation to show how their design and code developed. We definitely had to use our character strengths of perseverance, creativity and team work throughout the process.

Caitlin, Chloe, & Rosie, Year 6

We offer single stream classes from Kindergarten to Year 4. In Years 5 and 6 there are three classes in each grade.

Our modern classrooms are complemented by a variety of technology-rich experiences and specialist learning spaces, including the opportunity for outdoor play in our special Secret Garden.

Our Junior School staff understand the needs of girls and our strong pastoral and academic care makes for a supportive learning environment. Our staff nurture, challenge and care for our girls, employing a range of pedagogies and learning models within the classroom.

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