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Primary School

Primary school is a dynamic environment where we foster a sense of belonging, a love of learning, and a deeper relationship with God.

With nurture and encouragement the key components of classroom culture, Primary School helps students grow in confidence, interact in more depth with new knowledge and skills, learn from one other, and develop learning responsibility.

Literacy and numeracy is encountered in every context across the curriculum, forming a strong foundation for students' future schooling. At the same time, music, sport, technology and a range of extracurricular offerings give students an outlet for expression and provide opportunities to develop their individual interests and talents.

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We make every effort to help your child develop values based on the qualities displayed by Jesus. These values contribute to shaping their characters as adults. Love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope and appreciation are taught explicitly during class devotions, scripture readings and at our weekly chapel service. They are also inherent in the way we instruct, guide and support students in their daily learning activities and social interactions. Students receive awards for positive conduct in the school community.

ENGLISH: The study of texts, grammar, reading, spelling, handwriting, writing and speaking

MATHEMATICS: The study of problem solving, estimation and calculation

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: The study of scientific process, experimentation, and introduction to different technologies

HUMAN SOCIETY & ITS ENVIRONMENT: The study of history, geography and citizenship

CREATIVE ARTS: Exploring, expressing, communicating and performing through dance, drama, art and music

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Playing and learning new skills and sports, developing fine and gross motor skills

Additional support may be provided for children assessed with significant learning needs and students with low English language acquisition (ESL). 

For children assessed with a disability, learning support teachers will work with parents, classroom teachers and experts to devise an individual learn plan (ILP) and strategies to provide better access to learning and support. 

The school is presently participating in a government funded program known as Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan for students from K-6.

Personal excellence is a focus in every classroom, with assessments and activities used as a basis for extending those who show greater levels of interest and ability. Students are streamed in Reading, Mathematics, and Spelling, thus allowing for more targeted instruction and academic development.

Our flexible attitude to the individual learning needs of students allows us to provide more opportunities to able and gifted students who may benefit from moving beyond their peers in educational outcomes and exploring higher levels of achievement. 

Additional opportunities that challenge and extend learning, interests and talents are available through international competitions and assessments for schools (ICAS) and co-curricular activities such as music tuition, band, choir and art.

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Music tuition
  • Sports carnivals
  • CSSA and CIS inter-school sports competition
  • Academic Olympics

Our classrooms are digitally equipped with age-appropriate technology. This enhances the delivery of the curriculum, caters to a broad range of learning styles, and allows students to solve problems, work, and connect with each other and the world in 21st century ways. Regular access to technology is a part of the weekly program.