Primary School

Kindergarten to Year 6

From Kindergarten through to Year 6, students at Macarthur Adventist College are able to lay the groundwork for future success through a comprehensive and intentional primary curriculum that actively engages and involves students in the learning process.

With the aim to foster curiosity and a love of learning from an early age, our curriculum is designed to challenge each student, encouraging them to strive for excellence and explore their unique, God-given talents and abilities in an environment that is safe and supportive. The emphasis on instruction in key learning areas and a focus on building strong literacy and numeracy skills, is balanced alongside specialist teaching for Creative Arts, Music and Sport, encouraging our Primary students to thrive and develop in a well-rounded and holistic manner.

Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Solomon, Proverbs 22:6

Our wellbeing and pastoral care initiatives, are underpinned by our Christ-centred values, offering the opportunity for students to grow in their understanding of God and His love for them. Students develop an understanding and empathy for others, equipping students with the skills to build strong interpersonal relationships with the people around them.

Our classrooms are bright, vibrant, and welcoming, with open plan, collaborative learning spaces. Primary students are also able to enjoy a designated space which includes a sandpit and play equipment, while being able to take advantage of the spacious oval and friendship garden during break times.

The adventure of life is to learn.
William Arthur Ward, Writer

We make every effort to help your child develop values based on the qualities displayed by Jesus. These values contribute to shaping their character. Love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope and appreciation are taught 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. In this way Christ-centred learning truly drives everything we do.

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

Mathematics: The study of problem-solving, estimation and calculation.

Science and Technology: The study of scientific process, experimentation, and introduction to different technologies.

Human Society and its Environment: The study of History, Geography and citizenship.

Creative Arts: Exploring, expressing, communicating and performing through Dance, Drama, The Arts 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 or 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 Learning Plan (ILP) and implement 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 Kindergarten to Year 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, allowing for more targeted instruction and academic development.

Our flexible attitude to the individual learning needs of students allows our teachers 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
  • Sport - CSSA and CIS inter-school sports competition
  • Academic Olympics

With our ethos, learning for tomorrow, our innovative classrooms are digitally equipped with age-appropriate technology. This enhances the delivery of the curriculum, catering to a broad range of learning styles, and allowing students to solve problems, work, and connect with each other and the world in 21st century ways. Regular access to technology is deeply embedded into our learning program.