curriculum

Pre-Kinder to Year 6 form the foundational stages for lifelong and independent learning.

Our Junior School provides girls a learning environment in which curiosity, inquiry and investigation are nurtured both inside and outside the classroom.

A culture of learning develops in an environment which encourages engagement, understanding, collaboration and reflection.

Literacy and numeracy are emphasized as the academic pillars upon which learning across other areas is based.

As English is our language for learning, literacy in the Junior School is a priority. THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills) features in classrooms across the Junior School, with its emphasis on strengthening phonemic awareness and explicit instruction in the structured elements of English. In a language and literature rich environment, with access to a dedicated Junior School library, a range of classroom resources and a specialist speech and drama teacher, literacy flourishes at PLC Armidale.

For more information, please visit www.thrass.com.au

Areas of Study

Along a continuum of learning from Early Stage One (Pre-Kinder) to Stage Three, class programs of instruction follow the NSW BOSTES Curricula in the following Key Learning Areas :

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)

  • Geography

  • Science and Technology

  • Creative Arts

  • Personal Development

  • Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Languages.

Specialist teachers work across the College teaching Music, Physical Education and Languages in our Junior School. Learning Support and ESL Support are available to students according to need and available resources.

For more information, please visit the THRASS website www.thrass.com.au

Technology

All of our Junior School classes have access to the PLC Armidale Computer Centre, interactive white boards, iPads and in-class computers to develop knowledge and skills in information technology as an integrated component of the curriculum.

Technology serves as a powerful tool for learning. Junior School classrooms are connected to the College WiFi network and feature Interactive White Boards. Class sets of iPads are in use in the early years with Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) students taking responsibility for their own iPad which continues to be used in the Senior School.

Teachers are encouraged to integrate technology naturally in the activities of the classroom to consolidate and extend student learning.

For more information, please contact: 

Mrs Fiona Wake

Head of Junior School

Tel: (+612) 6770 1700