Junior School

The Junior School is home to Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) students.

The Junior School offers a holistic education in Religious Education, all Key Learning areas, as well as specialist lessons in Music, Art, Physical Education, Library Skills, Digital Technologies, and Mandarin.

The day begins with the first bell at 8:30 am.听 Supervision is provided from 8:10 am.听 Students move to Homeroom for Roll Call at 8:35 am.听 It is a 6-period day over a 10-day cycle with recess at 10:38 am and lunch at 12:44 pm.听 The day concludes at 3:00 pm at which time students make their way home via the bus and train terminals that are within a five-minute walk of the College.

 

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES

Click here to find out more about the Co-curricular Activities for the Junior School

 

Homework Help

Homework help is available on Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Junior School and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons between 3:20 and 5:20 pm in the Academic Annex in the Senior Resource Centre.

 

Creative Quills Writing Skills Workshop

Students who have demonstrated exceptional writing skills and who are keen to make further improvements, are invited to join The Head of Junior School, Mrs Greenwood once a week during regular English lessons.

 

Maths Megaminds

Junior School students who have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for Mathematics will be invited to join Mr Makhoul鈥檚 club on Wednesdays at lunchtime to develop flexibility in problem-solving and to participate in the Maths Olympiad competition

 

Debating

Junior School debating teams train on a Monday at lunchtime and compete in the Independent Primary School Heads Association (IPSHA) Debating Competition on Friday afternoons during school hours.听 Parents are welcome to attend the debates.

 

Leadership Opportunities

The Junior School has a comprehensive Leadership Program for students elected to the role of Class Captain or House Captain.听 Elected Captains play a role in leading Junior School assemblies and in sporting events.听 They engage in a fortnightly Leadership Workshop and participate in initiatives that promote the values of service in the Junior School.听 Student leaders also participate in the annual Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Student Leaders Forum where they have the opportunity to meet and work with other student leaders from the EREA network.

SPORT

On Thursdays at 11:00am, students in the Junior School travel to the College Oxford Falls Campus for an afternoon of sport training with teaching staff and professional coaches.听 Students represent the College at Saturday morning sporting fixtures against other schools in the Independent Primary School Heads Association (IPSHA) competition.听 Students are expected to represent the College for two terms (one season) of sport.

Sports offered include basketball, cricket, tennis, softball, touch football, football (soccer), rugby union, AFL, athletics, and swimming.

Click here to learn more about the Junior School Sports on offer at the College.

 

JUNIOR RESOURCE CENTRE (JUNIOR LIBRARY)

The Junior Resource Centre is open from 8:10 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and is a haven for students who love to read or who just want a quiet place to play board games or to enjoy Mrs Martin鈥檚 latest book display.听 Mrs Martin is always available to recommend books and to inspire even our most reluctant readers.

 

PERSONAL LEARNING DEVICES

The College has a 1:1 Personal Learning Device (PLD) program. All Year 5 students and new Year 6 students receive a PLD (laptop) at the beginning of the year.听 Maintenance of the PLDs is provided by the College鈥檚 I.T. Department.

 

CANTEEN

The College canteen is open at recess and lunch.听 The canteen is cash-free, and orders can be placed before 9.30am using Flexischools

 

OVERNIGHT EXCURSIONS

Both Year 5 and Year 6 go away for 3 days and 2 nights, usually early in the year.听 Year 5 participate in an outdoor education camp while Year 6 visit Canberra as part of their studies of Australian history.听 These trips are an essential part of our educational program and are compulsory.

PERFORMING ARTS

Private music lessons are available during school hours and there is an opportunity to join the College鈥檚 many听bands, ensembles, chorales, choirs and drama clubs.

Click here to learn more about the Performing Arts Programs on offer at the College.

 

THE ROLE OF PARENTS

There are a number of ways in which parents can be involved with the College:听 as a class parent, as a canteen volunteer, as a member of one of our supporter groups or as a contributor to our Parents and Friends Association.