Junior School

Class Organisation

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Junior School classes are of mixed ability, using a cluster group structure where students require additional support or extension in a particular area. This enables each student to achieve her full potential. Students have specifically designed learning activities that challenge, and are appropriate to individual and group needs.

There is one class in Kindergarten, Years 1 and 2, two classes in Years 3 and 4 and three classes in Years 5 and 6. The class teacher differentiates and integrates the English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and History and Geography curriculum. Students work in class units, ability and mixed ability groups, and as individuals.

An explicit Thinking Skills program, designed to develop each student’s analytical and deductive thinking skills, underpins the curriculum.

The Learning Enrichment Department and teacher’s aide, assist class teachers to ensure that each student is developing a deep understanding of the learning content and processes.

Specialist teachers in Music, Visual Arts, Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Technology, Speech, Languages, Religious Education, Technical and Applied Studies, Dance and Drama, work closely with class teachers to develop an in-depth knowledge of each student.

The Wellbeing Program is organised on an individual class basis, as Year and Stage groups and across the entire Junior School. Programs covered include Bounce Back, Better Buddy and Peer Support.