Junior School Teaching and Learning

Teacher and students happily looking at the camera during lesson time with the colourful Kindergarten room.

Kindergarten to Year 6

It is important to have a good start in life, and our Junior School is committed to providing each student with a strong foundation on which to build a love of learning.

Our teachers aim to nurture each child to their fullest potential. We aim to inspire each child to follow their curious nature and show persistence to pursue their aspirations.

We understand that literacy and numeracy are the foundation of academic success, and these are a focus within our teaching. However, we believe that ability paired with the right attitude is a better recipe for success. Therefore, we encourage our students to develop a positive relationship with learning in their formative years. This is encouraged through placing a strong emphasis on the social, athletic and emotional aspects of education.

Our Curriculum

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) set and monitor the delivery of curriculum in the following Key Learning Areas (KLAs):

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • HSIE – Human Society and its Environment
  • Science and Technology
  • Creative and Practical Arts
  • PDHPE – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Our strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy in K-2 is underpinned by a number of programs, including:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan (LNAP)
  • MultiLit – best practice literacy instruction, incorporating:
    • InitiaLit – whole-class instruction; and
    • MiniLit – literacy intervention

We offer further unique learning experiences, reflecting our emphasis on spiritual and cultural guidance with classes in:

  • Music
  • Christian Studies

As a K – 12 school, Junior School students benefit from the experience of specialist Secondary teachers in specified subject areas.

MVAC offers a rich and diverse extracurricular program for our junior School students providing a range of activities for them to explore and discover. To view more on our extracurricular program click here.

  • Cattle Club
  • Chess Club
  • Gardening Club