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 emphasised 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 Education Standards Authority (NESA) Curricula in the following Key Learning Areas :

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science and Technology 
  • Project Based Learning 
  • Creative Arts
  • Christian Studies
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Languages - French.

Specialist teachers work across the College teaching Music, Physical Education, Christian Studies and French 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 College Chrome Books & iPads, interactive white boards 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. 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