Junior School (ELC-4)
Our students are reaching their full potential in these critical years of learning, with our state-of-the-art Junior Campus and a curriculum that sets benchmarks beyond the national scope.
At Reception level, students are nurtured into building strong foundations in literacy and numeracy. A combination of structured lessons and play activities allow students to take measured, rewarding risks in the development of language formalities and the proper application of reading and writing.
A diverse learning program
As students progress, their study widens to all eight learning areas via a multifaceted diverse learning program through the Curriculum: with our Asia Literacy Program, the Literacy and Aboriginal Identity Program , the English as a Second Language Program and our Learning Support Program. The Diverse Learning Program is offered at St George College as a whole school approach. While we assist our students in meeting their personal goals and challenges, we promote a culture of collaboration that caters to a wide range of student needs, abilities and interests. With guidance from the Learning Support staff, teachers develop programs and implement strategies to assist students to develop a love of learning and to achieve to their full potential. Our ongoing commitment to inclusive education principles has seen St George College sustain and build a number of learning initiatives which aim to allow our students to access the curriculum in a meaningful manner. The diversity of the student learning needs are met in many ways including:
- a differentiated curriculum (Individual Learning Plan)
- in class assistance
- one-to-one and small group withdrawal
- mentoring program
- Learning Assistance Program (LAP) 1:1 literacy & numeracy support
- programs for fine and gross motor coordination
- review meetings with parents, staff, external professionals
- continuous school based assessment and monitoring
- statewide testing
- screening tests
- Speech Therapy and private tuition is facilitated on site on an individual basis
- appropriate class placement
- ongoing professional development of staff
- referrals and links to outside organisations for assistance and enrichment
A focus on languages
All R-6 students are exposed to Modern Greek and Chinese through designated language studies designed to deliver outcomes well above any standards that may be stipulated by any state and national curriculum.
As a result, students are able to optimise their competence in oral, listening, reading and writing for a variety of audiences and a range of contexts.
We take our Physical Education program very seriously. With the help of our Sports Centre, this varied and challenging program promotes the healthy lifestyle habits that students can take with them for life.
Our Information Technology Centre ensures students acquire the skills and confidence to succeed in our ever expanding and evolving technological world.