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The Upper Primary School – Years 4 – 6

The Upper Primary School consolidates the foundational work of the lower primary and readies students for The Middle Years of Learning.

Our day starts at 8:30am and concludes at 3:10pm. The Upper Primary School staff deliver curriculum which meets the needs of preadolescent children. Our Upper Primary structures and routines assist the child to feel safe as they navigate these important years of education.

The subjects offered are:

  • English (Literacy)
  • Mathematics Integrated Studies
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Christian Life Skills
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Library

The curriculum emphasises the development of competency in literacy and numeracy. We use Sound Waves to help develop literacy skills in students through the use of flash cards, charts, Music, DVD and teacher instruction. Our Learning Enrichment staff provides extra learning support according to the individual needs of students.

The curriculum and enrichment activities, both inside and outside the classroom, provide our students with opportunities to develop their Godgiven gifts and abilities. The Upper Primary School has specialist teachers in Music, Library, Art, Drama, Media and Physical Education. Year 5 and 6 students participate in District Inter School Sport and our 9 to 12 year old athletes have the opportunity to compete in both the District and Christian Schools Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country carnivals.

Through our Responsible Thinking Process, students are encouraged to seek responsibility for their behaviours rather than controlling students through punishment. Through the use of pastoral care and the Responsible Thinking Process, students are encouraged to respect the rights of others to learn and be safe whilst striving to adhere to our college values of Christlikeness, Learning, Excellence, Attitude & Respect.

Upper Primary Teachers

Grade 4:
Teachers: Mr Michael Bradshaw & Mr Daniel Patane
Teacher Aides: Mrs Paquita Walburn

Grade 5:
Teacher: Miss Elizabeth Strubin & Miss Clara Needs
Teacher Aide: Mrs Michelle Kissick

Grade 6:
Teacher: Mr Dookun Gowreah & Mr Mark Holman
Teacher Aide: Miss Kristal Cooke & Miss Zoe Warman
Our Grade 5 & 6 students are members of our e-Learning program and bring iPads as part of their daily resources.

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Mr. Grant Jakins

Head of Primary