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

We pride ourselves on being able to provide:

  • An affordable quality Catholic education
  • A safe, well supervised and supportive Primary School (Reception to Year 6) environment
  • Specialist teaching in Music, Science and Languages
  • Access to the Secondary School facilities such as the gymnasium, science laboratories, music facilities and resource centre
  • A playground, nature play space and outdoor classroom
    Vast ovals and spaces for physical activity
  • Camps, retreats and student leadership opportunities
  • Co-curricular sports through Active after School Communities
  • Big Brother Program with Secondary School students
  • Homework Club and school bus services for Year 5 and above
  • Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) available before and after school
  • A school canteen providing a wide variety of healthy food options.

Excellence in Music

Through the Music Program, Primary School students learn from a specialist music teacher, to develop their skills and experience a variety of instruments, such as drumming on buckets, playing the recorder and strumming ukuleles. Our Year 5 and 6 students participate in a Wind Immersion program and learn trumpet, trombone or clarinet. They can also be involved in choir, which performs at the Catholic Schools Music Festival each year. There are also junior rock bands and ensembles which rehearse and perform at school events. Students are also able to take private music lessons with credentialed tutors for piano, drums, guitar and singing.

St Paul's College
Reception: 8266 0622

ABN: 69 060 056 639

Absentees

Phone8334 8334

SMS 0409 143 820

Email absentees@stpauls.sa.edu.au

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