junior school | transition
We have strategies in place to ensure a positive transition at each stage of a student's journey - from home to school, from Junior School through the Middle-Schooling years into Senior School, and onto University and a career.
'No Tears' transition program
Starting 'Big School' is a big step. Our 'No Tears' transition
program focuses on ensuring that all children from our Early
Childhood Centre are comfortably immersed in the school, before
they even start.
Children immediately become an integral part of the School as the Centre is located on campus. Students wear a version of the school uniform and their Learning program brings them into contact with the specialised learning resouces of the main school, allowing them to become familiar with the Junior School Facilities and Teachers.
During Term 4, children spend time with the Kindergarten teachers in the classrooms, thus reducing any anxiety about starting Kindergarten as they gradually become acquainted with the routine and environment.
Home to Kindergarten
Our Orientation program is extensive and starts in Term 4 the year before Kindergarten commences. One morning a week is spent in the school for the whole term, ensuring that children are very familiar with their surroundings and routine and all they have left is to feel excited about their first day at school.
Junior School to Senior School
By providing a blend of junior and senior school practices
students are gently introduced to the demands and responsibilities
of Senior School, ensuring they are emotionally and academically
prepared for their biggest challenge to date.
During Years 5 and 6, students are exposed to specialist learning resources (teachers, tools and classrooms) so as to better prepare them for their Secondary Schooling. There is also much collaborative teaching between primary and secondary school teachers and learning strategies that involve a high level of interactive and multi-sensory learning.
Girls take on leadership roles in Years 6 and 12 and nurture 'older sister' relationships with younger students in the school, which contributes to a community with family values.