In the primary years, we build a solid foundation for learning from a broad and balanced curriculum based on developing strong reading, writing and numeracy skills.
All learning is informed and planned using the Australian Curriculum. Primary students learn in their home classroom as well as a dedicated resource centre, digital technologies and science laboratories, art and music studios, and design and technology workshops. Core learning areas such as Religious Education, English, Maths and Science are taught by their class teacher. There is a focus on Inquiry Based Learning through the lens of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), which encourages our boys to be curious and experiment.
We develop educational programs incorporating robust, hands-on and purposeful learning tasks that integrate digital technology and engage boys in an active and exciting curriculum. We recognise each boy's individuality and offer a variety of approaches to suit unique learning styles. These include opportunities to manipulate materials as well as activities that use a multi-sensory approach. Learning Plans are developed for boys to ensure that individualised learning needs are being met. This is done in consultation with parents and the child.
Our class teachers know the stories of each boy in their class. At the beginning of each year, we set aside academics to focus on social and emotional learning and wellbeing. This is a great investment of time and energy because it helps all the boys, especially new class members, to feel settled, welcomed and included in the St Paul's College community.
Our explicit Social and Emotional Learning programs support the wellbeing of each child. As part of their Pastoral Care Program, boys will develop skills in self-awareness and self-management, resilience, socialising and social awareness, healthy bodies, relationship formation, group dynamics, decision making, and cooperation.
Enquire about enrolment in our Primary School here.