The Junior School is a vibrant part of the College, with modern classroom spaces that support flexible learning and dynamic student investigation. Our philosophy and practice is based on the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme where nurturing the development of the whole child is the key focus. Learning experiences in the Junior School are personalised to meet the needs of all learners and are designed to invite children to think critically, communicate effectively and to collaborate with their peers. Literacy and numeracy are at the centre of our teaching and learning program and are reinforced through diverse guided units of inquiry that allow students to actively engage with their learning and to construct deep and enduring understandings.
Our Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 Programme of Inquiry provides a balanced and rigorous education that fosters the ongoing academic achievement of each child as an individual. Under the six transdisciplinary themes of the Primary Years Programme, our students build the knowledge, skills, understandings and attitudes required to become active global citizens and engaged lifelong learners. Classroom teachers work in collaboration with specialist Art, Music, Language (Spanish), and PE and Wellbeing teachers to design experiences that encourage students to consider analytically and connect with ideas of both local and global significance.
Our teachers take pride in developing positive relationships with each student as a unique person. They recognise the importance of motivating children to become the best version of themselves, socially, academically and creatively. The Junior School firmly believes that success is achieved when students are supported and encouraged to persevere and to embrace challenge as an integral part of learning.
The Junior School intake years are Pre-Kindergarten and Year 3. For information about registering a student on the waiting list, please visit the Enrolments section of this website.
Radford Junior School is a SunSmart accredited school