Course details

CRICOS course code: 082487D

Level of study: Primary and High School

Summary

The Junior Years is where many of our students first experience the quality teaching and learning they can expect throughout their journey at St Andrew’s Catholic College.

The Junior Years offers a Catholic education for students aged Prep to Year 5 and is designed to meet the needs and requirements of children throughout these specific stages of development.

The Junior Years has four classes in each year level from Prep through to Year 5. Each year level has a designated Year Coordinator. Year Coordinators are responsible for ensuring consistency and uniformity across the four classes, supporting the teachers to work as a cohesive team, and fostering a caring and nurturing community atmosphere for our families for the duration of the academic year.

All staff in the Junior Years plan and work together as a team, and classes frequently combine for selected activities, either within their own year level, or in arrangement with a buddy class from another year level.

At the College, we recognise that our students will each have a unique personality and preferred learning styles. Our dedicated staff members use their knowledge of the students to build positive relationships with each student and their family. Together we provide a safe, happy and purposeful learning environment for each child. We strive to meet the individual needs and circumstances of every student. In this way we can provide quality teaching and learning for all of the students in our care.

We are committed to helping each student to achieve their best in all areas of learning. The Junior Years strive to provide a holistic education where the academic, emotional and spiritual elements of a child’s development are equally valued.

We believe there are several factors that contribute to the success of our College. The Junior Years encourage and welcome involvement from parents. The development of genuine, trusting and respectful relationships between home and school are invaluable. We want our students to know that our teachers and our parents/carers stand united in supporting them on their educational journey.

Students at these ages and particular stages of development require a lot of ‘hands-on’ learning activities. Children are inquisitive creatures. They love to ask “Why?” Hands on activities allow the children to build on their prior knowledge and ask questions. Then they are motivated to investigate and find some answers, allowing them to enhance and consolidate any new knowledge. Our teachers plan engaging and developmentally appropriate learning tasks to develop their skills while maintaining that innate enjoyment of learning.

Our students are encouraged to develop personal responsibility and individual expression in preparation for a life of active community participation. Teachers will guide the children to develop the skills, concepts, attitudes and values that will assist them to make responsible and informed decisions. As they mature, the children will be supported throughout the Middle Years and Senior Years sectors, to hone these skills in preparation for life in a democratic society. These life skills are invaluable in helping an individual to live a purposeful, happy and meaningful life.

Our lessons do not end in the classroom. It is well documented that children learn best through play. Playtime is when children develop social skills. We provide a safe, happy and well supervised play environment. We offer a safe space where students can master their social skills and learn to be respectful, caring and responsible community members, while also having loads of fun with their friends!

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Course opportunities

Start date: 24 January 2023
17 April 2023
10 July 2023
Duration: 364 weeks
Study mode: Full time
Address

St Andrew's Catholic College, Redlynch Valley

185-205 Intake Road
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia

Address

St Andrew's Catholic College, Redlynch Valley
185-205 Intake Road
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia