In the Junior School, foundational patterns of learning and behaviour are established and children develop ‘habits of the mind’ and organisational skills that enable them to experience success over their earliest years of school.
Class teachers provide daily support and care for each child’s individual needs. They are the first point of contact for parents. The teachers’ dedication, care and compassion for the children develop trust, integrity and honesty. This also helps in developing positive relationships with other adults over their life’s journey.
Students in the Junior School are also supported by the School’s welfare team, made up of trained teachers, Chaplains, Counsellors and Education Support Staff who positively feed into the lives of children. Children are also encouraged to ‘Reflect Christ’ in their relationship and attitude to one another and care appropriately for each other. Our Grade 4 and 5s participate in a buddy program that provides extra support for our ELC and Prep students.
From the earliest years at Junior School, the student care program is based on our shared faith. Biblical truths are taught and a personal relationship with Jesus is encouraged. Students are provided with opportunities to pray, take part in Bible lessons, sing at assembly and participate in faith discussions.
As students develop in confidence and knowledge, they apply their faith in they why they look after themselves and others in the understanding that God loves and cares for us all.