Junior School: Prep – Grade 4
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.
The early years of school can be an emotional experience for young students and their families, so we aim to make the experience as inclusive and collaborative as possible through the introduction of purposefully designed transition and support programs. This holistic learning experience is thoughtfully structured to ensure each young student is enthusiastic and well equipped to embark on their schooling years.
“We carefully integrate co-curricular opportunities for our younger students. These activities give students opportunities to participate in activities such as choir, instrumental music, debating, public speaking and leadership.”
We are proud to offer our Nurture Room and program where our extensively trained staff provide support to students requiring additional care as they transition to school. Through our Mentoring Program, our older students also fill a crucial role in supporting the inclusion, happiness and development of our younger students.
The House system and School Wide Positive Behaviour Support program provides students with the opportunity to be celebrated, recognised and rewarded as valued citizens of the College. Our students are growing by displaying exemplary behaviours that the students know and understand are desirable.
Our learning programs and environments are not just culturally inclusive but welcoming and nurturing. Classroom settings are designed to both challenge and anchor children in learning. 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 core foundations of literacy, numeracy and cognitive skills. Teachers work collaboratively to plan an engaging curriculum that nurtures a love of learning, fosters investigation and imagination, and builds strong connections between home and school.
Grades 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.
Grades 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.
Whilst studying at Phoenix P-12 Community College, primary-aged students have a unique opportunity to experience the broad range of specialist areas.