In the Primary Years (Years 3 - 6) we aim to support students to develop and strengthen their academic skills, social abilities, spiritual awareness and personal character.
Across the Primary years, classes are organised and thoughtfully arranged to balance the developmental needs, social opportunities and academic needs of the students. Progressive use of technology is integrated into all areas of the curriculum, maintaining a strong academic focus and skills development in all learning areas.
The Australian Curriculum is the central program that ensures students have exposure to the achievement standards of their age peers. Teachers develop contextual and engaging programs that assist students to achieve their best potential against these standards.
Our Primary Learning Enhancement Programs offer learning support and extension. These programs are offered to assist students to achieve to the best of their abilities.
For those students who may be experiencing learning difficulties in Pre Kindergarten to Year 6, we offer learning support programs and assistance within an integrated and inclusive environment. This includes early detection and early intervention of learning difficulties, with support from specialist teachers in English and Mathematics.
Extension is offered to students from Year 2 to Year 6 who operate beyond year level curriculum. A number of team events are run throughout the year including Optiminds, Future Problem Solving, the Australian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads and Academic All Stars.
By attending excursions, sleepovers, camps and tours, we aim that students in Years 3 to 6 increase their self-awareness and learn to expand their home and school view of the world, developing relationships with others in a non-classroom setting.
In the Primary years, students experience a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, which facilitate more sophisticated interactions, such as involvement in the College Production, Sports Days, Music and Band opportunities.
Students in Years 5 and 6 experience increased development and growth physically, emotionally, socially and mentally. We have developed initiatives and transition programs to help students as they transition into adolescence so that they can be better prepared for their future Secondary years.
Year 5 and 6 students are given opportunities to develop leadership skills through work in different roles through the Primary Leadership Program and Primary Student Council. Roles include; Head Councillors, Vice Councillors, Captaincy in Sport and Music and responsibility roles of Monitors in Library, Visual Art and Chaplaincy.
Extra-curricular opportunities are offered through the before and after school clubs program as well as the Year 3 and Year 5 band scholarships in Music that serve to give students opportunities through their Primary years. Concerts and Performance Assemblies, the Primary Learning Journey, Eisteddfods, Productions and Exhibitions consolidate their experiences and link the Primary Years to the whole College community.