Primary School (Years Prep – 6)
Students are at the centre of everything we do at Phoenix P-12 Community College and our transition program is carefully designed to ensure that every child will feel confident, secure and excited about commencing primary school.
The early years are critical for developing natural wonder, curiosity and passion for learning. Our students work with an expert team of teachers to build solid foundations in the domains of literacy, numeracy, thinking and communication. We know all students start with a unique set of understanding and knowledge. All new students are assessed to determine the exact starting point for the teaching and learning process.
Years Prep, 1 & 2 – Solid Foundations
Great care is taken to establish the exact learning needs of each individual, and then our rich and differentiated curriculum ensures that our children build the foundations of literacy, numeracy and cognitive skills. Teachers work together to plan engaging learning activities that nurture a love of learning, foster investigation and imagination and build strong connections between home and school. We celebrate and encourage every step towards achievement.
Years 3 & 4 – Fostering Independence and Challenge
Students continue to work from their point of need; independence is encouraged through stimulating inquiry-based learning and open-ended investigations. Student engagement is enriched through collaborative planning which focuses on student backgrounds and interests. We focus on developing strong personal attributes by offering all students an opportunity to participate in a range of activities which increase leadership capabilities.
Years 5 & 6 – Encouraging Ownership and Responsibility
Years 5 and 6 represent a period of enormous educational, social and emotional growth. Our team of dedicated teachers work side by side with students to develop confidence in their ability to take ownership of their learning. Student voice is valued as they work in partnership to negotiate learning and assessment tasks. In Years 5 and 6 there is a strong emphasis on developing a learning Village culture. Our students benefit from a strong cross-campus curriculum in areas such as Science, Chinese and Performing Arts. We encourage our Years 5 and 6 students to develop their leadership capacity and work collaboratively in a strongly developed Village culture.
Whilst studying at Phoenix P-12 Community College, primary-aged students have a unique opportunity to experience the broad range of specialist areas.
After School Care
Happy Jacks Play World directs a Learning and Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) program that is conducted by qualified educators and include transportation, nutritious meals, fun filled activities and excursions. After School Care enrollments now open. If your child currently attends their program or you would like to commence give them a call, email or call in and see one of their friendly staff.
“In essence we are proud of our program as we create genuine engagement with the children, we run above ratio and have a smaller program – this creates an opportunity for the educators and children to really embrace the relationships and diversity within the group.
Our programming is focused on appreciating the children’s own unique differences and celebrating this; connecting to their community (this includes emergency services, food is free laneway, multiculturalism and other community based organisations). We extend this into understanding our world – there are lots of mapping, language, exploration through stories etc.” – Kim Bush
Happy Jacks Play World
1 Icon Drive, Delacombe, VIC 3356
(03) 5332 0146