In the Primary School, class teachers ensure that children receive age appropriate nurturing, support and guidance. Primary School Pastoral Care is a high priority for all Primary Staff, who are dedicated to the safety and well-being of all Primary students.
Primary staff strive to ensure that each child is provided with opportunities for social, educational and emotional development in a warm and positive environment. Other staff who provide for the well-being of Primary Children include; Primary Leaders, Primary Chaplains, Primary Nurses, Community Health Nurse and other Allied Health professionals.
A ‘buddy system’ is a successful feature of the LJBC Primary School, with Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 students partnered with Early Years students, joining together for positive experiences such as Christmas and Easter activities, Mothers and Fathers Day stalls, and assisting in small groups for activities, such as literacy groups. The Primary School mascots LJ the Lion and BC the Bear, provide positive role models and warmly welcome children back to school, attend assemblies and special events. LJ the Lion and BC the Bear also Primary School’s anti-bullying strategy and ‘The LJ Way’. The LJ Way reflects the College’s Wings Values: Be Kind, Be Respectful and Be Fair. The Primary School encourages and recognises positive character strengths and personal effort across a wide range of activities. Awards, medals and certificates celebrating student endeavour are presented to students at assemblies and at Presentation Evenings. LJ the Lion stickers, face to face and email contact and notes to celebrate achievement, as well as the House token system and reward lunches provide encouragement and positive feedback for student achievement and behaviour.