3 & 4

Middle Primary

Years 3 & 4

In Years 3 and 4, we want our students to develop a love for learning and a rich and meaningful relationship with God.

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Gaining their independence

As students enter the middle years of school, they become increasingly independent, developing strategies to solve their own problems and learning to make individual choices. They consolidate and build on the foundations that they have established in the early years.

This increased independence and focus on learning is also balanced with developing skills in collaborative teamwork. Through STEM, team sports and literature activities, students learn to collaborate and contribute towards reaching goals with their peers.

Our Literacy program includes studying the life of authors and comparing texts to films. Students develop a love of reading novels during literacy circles and when reading whole class novels together.

In ICT, students become increasingly computer literate and learn how to touch type, code and email. They also learn how to present their work using Google Slides or PowerPoint.

Students in the middle years develop a love of reading novels during literacy circles and whilst reading whole class novels together. They study the life of authors and compare text to film.

In Years 3 and 4, students learn to swim and compete in Divisional and interschool sports.

In Year 4, the students participate in a weekly buddy program with the Early Learning Centre to nurture their empathy and foster relationships between the lower and middle school. They also increase their independence with a school sleepover to prepare them for the Year 5 camp.

M is for marvelous Middle School
I is for integrity and independence
D is for daring to take risks
D is for doing our best
L is for loving to learn new things
E is for encouraging each other

Y is for Yahweh!
E is for energetic and enthusiastic
A is for always doing the right thing
R is for respect, resilience and responsibility
S is for safe and strong students.

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Senior primary learning journey

In years 5 and 6, our aim is to nurture and develop inquisitive students who continually explore and learn about the universe our wonderful God has created. Upper primary learners are encouraged to question the world they live in to continually discover and learn.

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