Junior School (Prep - Year 6)

Yarra Valley Grammar

Course details

CRICOS course code: 054535M

Level of study: Primary school

Summary

The primary years are a time of skill acquisition, equipping our students with the capabilities they will need to become effective lifelong learners. In small classes with exceptional teachers, students develop the confidence to become independent learners, willing to ask questions, listen to others and absorb new learning. Our students enjoy all the benefits of a separate, small primary school, while at the same time having full access to the outstanding facilities and opportunities offered as part of a whole-school approach to continuous learning.

The Junior School curriculum focuses on establishing strong skills in the key areas of literacy and numeracy, complemented by a diverse specialist program. E-learning also plays a prominent role in the curriculum, with a mixture of personal and shared devices provided for students. Planning for different rates and styles of learning is a key feature of our curriculum and our teachers are experts at adapting their lessons to include multiple delivery methods.

The Junior School’s pastoral care program includes regular opportunities to monitor and discuss each child’s welfare, with formal programs such as buddy activities, leadership opportunities and transition programs supporting the wellbeing of students. Programs such as MPower Girls, which discusses what happens in friendship groups and how this affects them, and Revved up Boys, which helps boys understand feelings of anger or frustration, are just one of a range of strategies we use to help our students establish and maintain positive relationships. The comprehensive transition to a secondary school program commences mid-way through Year 6 with a series of visits, and linkages with students in Middle School.

The relationship between home and school is very important and, in partnership with parents, the School fosters an environment of respect, connectedness and wellbeing. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved, including reading activities, excursions, incursions, or via various parent groups. Parents are encouraged to speak with their child’s teacher should any questions or concerns arise.

Junior School Curriculum

The Junior School curriculum focuses on establishing strong skills in the key areas of literacy and numeracy, and core subjects include English, Mathematics, Integrated Studies (including Science, History and Geography) and Personal Development. This is complemented by a specialist program, including Art and Craft, French, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education and Library sessions, and context-based fun learning days, excursions, guest speakers, academic competitions and social service activities. Learning about the environment and the importance of sustainability is taught through practical strategies such as the vigilant use of power and water, as well as through Science-based lessons.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Prep: 25,460; Year 1: 28,969; Year 2: 28,969; Year 3: 30,702; Year 4:...
Read morePrep: 25,460; Year 1: 28,969; Year 2: 28,969; Year 3: 30,702; Year 4: 30,702; Year 5: 31,210; Year 6: 32,491
15 Jul 2019
07 Oct 2019
364 weeks Full time Yarra Valley Grammar
Kalinda Road
Melbourne Victoria 3134
Australia

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Yarra Valley Grammar
Kalinda Road
Melbourne Victoria 3134
Australia
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