Curriculum and Student Support
Students study core subjects including:
- HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) – Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship (from Year 3) and Economics and Business (from Year 5)
- Religion and Values Education
- Personal Development
- Technologies – Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies
Further, all students take part in extensive specialist programs in:
- The Arts – Visual Arts, Media Arts, Music, Dance and Drama
- Languages – Chinese
- Health and Physical Education
Both PC and iPad technology are integrated to support student learning in the Junior School. Our Digital Technologies framework operates in alignment with Australian Curriculum expectations of 21st Century learning skill development. It ensures that our girls develop their digital technology skills safely and with a focus on integrating their knowledge, skills and technology understandings appropriately into their learning.
Our one-to-one iPad program is implemented from Year 4.
Extensive student support opportunities, available for students identified with specific learning needs, are coordinated by our experienced Learning Diversity teaching team, and take many forms. Individual support and group learning interventions work in parallel with classroom programs and involve substantial collaboration between classroom teachers and our Learning Diversity specialists. Learning interventions span the learning spectrum and include enrichment, extension and support programs as required.
Regular, ongoing, formative and summative assessment tools are used across the Junior School to gather cumulative data in relation to each girls' strengths, needs and progress. This information is shared regularly with parents and is used to inform current learning goals and programs.
Reception students undertake a school entry screening process early in their first term at school. This assessment tool enables us to identify areas of need and strength very early and adapt each students learning program to meet their learning requirements