Our Junior Primary phase offers boys and girls from Grade R to Grade 3 the perfect foundation to begin their journey through life and learning.
The Start of a Passion for Learning
After the cosy, nurturing atmosphere of the Preschool, your child enters their next phase with confidence to embrace all that the Junior Primary has to offer, underpinned by a continued sense of exploration and adventure. In the Junior Primary phase we ensure that scholars are inspired to become interested learners in the classroom and have plenty of opportunities to develop, have fun and be challenged in every area beyond the classroom.
Creativity is encouraged in all aspects of our Junior Primary phase. Whilst the focus naturally becomes more academic in the classroom, we know that it is the rounded education and wealth of opportunities that we offer which allow scholars to achieve the best in their learning. We know our scholars very well and small class sizes allow for a personalised educational experience.
In the Junior Primary phase we provide scholars with an academically challenging curriculum, which allows all their individual interests and talents to blossom. We follow the Cambridge International Primary Programme focusing on Literacy, Numeracy and Science. Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey. Typically for 5 to 11 year olds, it develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged and includes assessment that proves and improves learning.
We consciously try to prepare our scholars for the next stage of their formal schooling and we have developed strategies to assist them in bridging the gap between Grade 3 and Grade 4 (Senior Primary). Our scholars start formal reading in Grade R and key skills in Literacy, Numeracy and Science.
The scholars are exposed to a huge variety of curricular and co-curricular activities. Besides a full academic programme, we also have a sport programme with a different sport each term and a Physical Education lesson during the school day. These sports include: mini cricket, mini hockey, mini soccer, athletics, tennis and swimming. On the Cultural side, Art is an integral part of our programme and each scholar is exposed to different techniques and media. We have Marimba club. Every 2nd year we put on a concert where each child is given a speaking part combined with music, sets and colourful costumes which develops the scholars’ confidence in public speaking and performing.
We have our own school hall, computer class, library, edible gardens, Cubbie Chords (Pre-School Music) and dedicated Junior School playground.
Each term a different class undertakes a Market Day, which is designed to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The funds that are generated are used in the phase and directly benefit the children. We have a Cultural Centre which is attached to our school and here there is the opportunity of taking part in Ballet, Tap dance, Contemporary dance, Modern dance, Jazz and Drama.
At the end of the first and third terms, the parents meet with teachers in a private interview in order to discuss their children’s progress. At the end of the second and fourth terms, a comprehensive academic report is sent home. This phase is characterised by an attitude of loving care from our staff and we try to foster a happy, safe and exciting learning environment for all.
As they progress through the Junior Primary our children gain confidence and self-esteem, maximising their potential as they take pride in their achievements and make the most of school life. Their respect and empathy for others is important and a sense of responsibility both for themselves and for others in the school community.
Wembley's Junior Primary is a busy phase full of daily activities that the only true way to appreciate the school’s inspiring atmosphere is to come and see for yourselves and meet our wonderful children and teachers. We hope you will visit soon. Please feel free to contact our office for details on how to make an appointment.