The Academic program of the School is based on the Key Learning Areas of the NSW Board of Studies.
We spend significant time planning and assessing the content, skills and values in each subject so as to
best educate the boys and girls in the Preparatory School.
Years 5 and 6 use individual iPads as a learning tool. This gives the students greater opportunities to develop their skills across the academic and creative domains as well as furthering their technological skills. The iPad brings greater challenges for both students and staff as we learn more about ourselves and the world in the 21st Century.
The Board of Studies has identified six Key Learning Areas for Kindergarten to Year 6. They are:
This involves developing the skills needed to read widely with understanding and enjoyment. We will teach your child to spell accurately and to write in a variety of forms. All students are taught to understand the function of language and to listen and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
Mathematics in the Preparatory School involves learning the basics of number, space and measurement. Your child will learn many aspects of developing, calculating, reasoning, predicting and verifying skills.
Science and Technology
This area involves learning skills of enquiry, investigation, designing and problem solving. Your child will gain knowledge and understanding about the natural and modified environments and people's interaction with them.
Human Society and its Environment
All students will gain knowledge and understanding about the history of Australia, its geography, social institutions and place in the world. Your child will also be given opportunities to compare and appreciate reiigious and moral beliefs of other cultures.
Creative Arts is a vital Key Learning Area. This involves developing technical competence and skills in design and performance. Your child will learn appreciation and self-expression in visual and practical arts.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
PDHPE involves learning to develop an active, healthy lifestyle. We will teach your child to develop skills they can utilise in inter-personal relationships while also developing positive values, attitudes and beliefs. This is combined with participation in regular physical activity.