Primary Years (Foundation - Year 5)

Our Primary Years learners participate in an inquiry based learning programme which combines the Australian Curriculum standards with the teaching and learning approaches of the IB Primary Years Programme. In addition to class time, Primary Years learners benefit from specialist classes in:

  • Language & Culture
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • PE & Swimming

Student-Centred Learning

Learning in the curriculum is underpinned by six trans-disciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Students explore the commonalities of human experience and investigate these themes throughout a yearlong Program of Inquiry (POI).

Who We Are

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; and human relationships.

Where We Are In Place And Time

Inquiry into our orientation in place and time; personal histories; the discoveries and explorations of humankind; and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilisations.

How We Express Ourselves

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

How The World Works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How We Organize Ourselves

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing The Planet

Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; access to equal opportunities; and peace and conflict resolution.

Specialist Program In The Primary Years

Our specialist program provides students with further opportunity to awaken their full potential.
This is achieved through a balanced curriculum that allows them to explore the disciplines of Art, Music, PE, Swimming, and Languages and Culture.