Junior School

Setting the Foundation

From Preparatory to Year 5, teachers deliver an innovative, cohesive and sequential curriculum that reflects an understanding of how boys learn.

The curriculum is organised into core subject areas comprising English, Health and Physical Education, Language in addition to English Mandarin Chinese, Mathematics, Music, Technologies including Digital technologies and Visual Art. Integrated Studies is the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, which includes History, Geography, Science, and Civics and Citizenship (Years 3 to 5) and Economics and Business (Year 5). Students develop skills, values and concepts through the powerful medium of an inquiry-based approach to these Integrated Studies.

Enrichment and enhancement in the Junior School takes many forms with much occurring in the classroom as teachers differentiate for the range of abilities of boys in the various subject areas. Learning Enhancement teachers provide literacy enhancement for identified boys and/or boys when English is their additional language. This is based on need as identified by our thorough assessment regime. Numeracy enhancement and extension is offered to some boys also based on assessment data. Other opportunities for extension and enrichment are provided through programs such as Science Talent Search, Maths Olympiad, Chess Clubs and Music groups.

In Junior School, our focus is on knowing and nurturing the students during these critical formative years, providing a solid foundation for future learning.