Academic Program

A supportive and nurturing environment for each student

Our small Junior School campus creates a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters confidence and enthusiasm for learning within each student.

The development of fundamental skills in an enriching classroom environment means that early literacy and numeracy skills are supported by opportunities to ‘learn by doing’. This means that the explicit instruction of reading strategies are coupled with cross-curricular studies. Curiosity and wonder drives the learning cycle meaning that continuous assessment informs and shapes our teaching programs.

Specialist teaching staff complement literacy and numeracy development in the Key Learning Areas of Music, Library, Languages, Agriculture and Sport.

Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 have access to desktop computers, as well as the integration of laptops into daily classroom activities. Information technology is enriched by classroom blogs, tablets and interactive whiteboards.

Access to the Senior School’s Sporting Complex and daily fitness sessions means that our young students can take advantage of beautiful outdoor play spaces and high quality facilities.

Academic skills are refined in preparation for high school

Our Year 3-6 students participate in innovative, creative learning experiences that value intellectual rigour, creative thinking and diversity.

The integration of technology into the classroom experience ensures that our students are equipped with the skills to develop a global perspective in an online world.

Students in Years 3 and 4 have access to chrome books in class and students in Years 5 and 6 bring their own laptops to school for the first time, in preparation for Senior School.

NEGS Junior School’s generous student to teacher ratio ensures that our students receive a differentiated program that highlights the learning needs of every child.