|Sport & Activities|
The learning program in the 4 year old Pre-Preparatory Centre is broad and balanced. It combines rich play experiences with a range of guided learning activities. Indoor and outdoor play is highly valued and takes place in a purpose-built centre. Learning is further enhanced through excursions, visitors and special interest days which extend learning. The following specialist subject areas are included: Language Other Than English – Mandarin Chinese, Music, Library and Physical Education.
From Preparatory to Year 5 teachers work together to develop an innovative, cohesive and sequential curriculum that reflects an understanding of how boys learn. The curriculum is organised into core subject areas and these are English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE), Language Other Than English Mandarin Chinese, Art, Music, Technology, Health and Physical Education, Library and Christian Education. Information Technology is generally integrated into other learning areas. Integrated Studies includes a range of content areas and students develop skills, values and concepts through the powerful medium of an inquiry-based learning.
Teachers from the Student Support Unit provide help in numeracy and literacy skills. English as a Second Language (ESL) is provided for students who require assistance to develop their language skills in this area.
Opportunities for extension and enrichment are provided through programs such as Junior School Science Expo, Science Talent Search, Tournament of Minds, Writers’ Club, Music Groups, Chess Club and Mathematics and Science competitions. Small groups of students are also withdrawn for Mathematics extension activities.