The years spent in Junior School should be amongst the happiest in a child’s life.  The Junior School believes that children who are nurtured, feel safe, and are valued as special and unique individuals, who learn well. The educational offering in the Junior School is broad and includes:

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THE HEIGHTS PRESCHOOL LEARNING PROGRAM


RECEPTION – YEAR 2 LEARNING PROGRAM


Early Years staff work collaboratively to plan, implement and assess challenging learning programs using The Australian Curriculum for program content and the DECD ‘Teaching for Effective Learning’ (TeFL) to guide teacher practice to meet the needs of 21st century learners. A Thinking Skills scope and sequence supports all learners to develop higher level thinking abilities.
Teachers support each child to learn individually and in different ways and consequently provide access to a wide range of teaching methodologies and learning styles including an opportunity for play and self-discovery.

The Australian Curriculum (ACARA)


 

YEAR 3-5 LEARNING PROGRAM


Year 3-5 staff work collaboratively to plan, implement and assess challenging learning programs using The Australian Curriculum for program content and the DECD ‘Teaching for Effective Learning’ (TeFL) to guide teacher practice to meet the needs of 21st century learners. A Thinking Skills scope and sequence supports all learners to develop higher level thinking abilities. Primary Years classes all follow an agreed behavior code based on a success program known as ‘Program Achieve’ with its five keys for success.
Students access units of inquiry that aim at developing deeper understanding and conceptual understanding, higher-level skills and positive attitudes. Students learn through a structured inquiry-learning program, where they question, investigate, organize, think, manipulate information, and reflect about their learning. Some units being taught include: ‘Identity’; What Makes me Australian?’ ‘Plant and Animal Adaption’.

The Australan Curriculum (ACARA)
'You Can Do It' Education

 

                        

R-5 SPECIALIST AREAS:

1. LOTE INDONESIAN and ‘INDOFEST’

2. STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN PROGRAM

3. R-5 THE ARTS SPECIALIST PROGRAM

In Junior School Performing Arts we have lots of fun.
Activities include improvisation, script work, creative movement to music and cooperation
games. Students experiment with musical instruments to create sound effects. They
learn to develop their characters, use the stage, props, costumes and scenery and to                    
respond to performances they see.

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