As one of the most spacious schools on the Northern Beaches, our Junior School gives your child space to thrive - mentally, physically and socially.
Our Junior School includes the Junior Girls’ College and the Preparatory School and runs from Kindergarten to Year 6.
The Junior Girls' College and Preparatory School offer single-sex classes within a co-educational campus, giving your child the best of both single-sex and co-ed schooling. Learn more about our twin schooling approach.
Within this structure, our caring teachers are able to identify and enrich your child’s talent - be it academic, creative, sports-related or leadership-oriented.
We keep our class sizes small so teachers can cater to your child’s learning needs, style and ability.
Our teachers pay close attention to your child. They notice when your child is struggling. They notice when they are ready for more challenges. They know how to engage and encourage students. Through this level of attention, our teachers are able to provide your child with the support they need to thrive.
Future focused learning
We go beyond the standard curriculum to prepare students for the real world. We build critical thinking and technology skills, with a focus on collaboration, communication and creative problem solving.
Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, including iPads and interactive whiteboards. From Year 5 onwards, students bring their own device (BYOD).
Junior School curriculum
We follow the NSW Education Standards Authority and offer STEM, languages, music, dance, drama and sports as part of our core curriculum.
Learn more about our curriculum.
Arts in the Junior School
Music, dance and visual arts are part of our weekly lessons. These take place in our beautiful onsite Creative Arts Centre, Art Rooms and Music Cottage.
We provide a music program from Kindergarten onwards. Every child has the opportunity to learn an instrument. They can play in band, an ensemble, the orchestra or join the choir.
All Junior School students have dance classes during school hours. We offer numerous extra-curricular opportunities for music, dance and drama.
Learn more about our extra-curricular opportunities.
Sports in the Junior Schools
The Junior School has full access to all our sporting facilities, including a heated pool, multi-purpose playing fields, all-weather courts and an indoor sports complex.
Your child will discover and hone their abilities in a wide range of sports, including both social and competitive/representative sports.
Learn more about our sports program.
From Year 2 onwards, we get our students out into nature through age-appropriate outdoor education programs. This includes residential camps for older students.
We encourage each child to extend their comfort zone and take on new challenges. Learn more about our outdoor education.
Pastoral care in the Junior School
Kindergarten to Year 6 is a time of unparalleled development for children. Every day they’re learning who they are, how to build healthy relationships and how to overcome social and emotional challenges.
Our pastoral care programs provide a network of care and support for every child.
In addition to the ongoing attention from Form class teachers and buddies, students also benefit from our gender-specific programs on self-esteem, bullying and more. Learn more about pastoral care at Pittwater House.
“We go beyond the standard curriculum to prepare students for the real world.”