The stimulating and varied Curriculum incorporates teaching and learning strategies that encourage diversity and creativity of thought. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving and experimentation with new and unusual ideas.
Core curriculum areas are supplemented by specialist subjects.
Key Learning Areas are:
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)
- Languages - Spanish
- Creative and Practical Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance)
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
- Studies of Religion
- Library and Research Skills.
Each Key Learning Area is taught through interdisciplinary Units of Inquiry, thereby enabling students to make connections and facilitating more effective learning.
Classroom teachers are supported by specialist teachers,in the areas Visual Arts, Music, PDHPE, French, Studies of Religion and Library.
The Arnold Library
The Arnold Library, which services students from Years 3-6, provides numerous events and programs that support the curriculum and prepare students for more autonomous learning and research. In addition to an extensive selection of books, the library is equipped with a bank of computers for research.
Mondays and Fridays 8am - 3.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8am - 4.00pm
Year 3 children may visit the library after school with their parents.
Curriculum CampsIn Junior School, Curriculum Camps form an important part of the overall Curriculum, both academically and pastorally.
They are part of a sequential learning program with each year’s camp building on the knowledge and experiences gained on the previous year’s camp.
The major focus is on the Environment – ranging from learning basic outdoor skill to supporting class work.
The overall aim is to promote socialisation, integration and leadership skills and to introduce group living skills through outdoor education.