JUNIOR SCHOOL

‘Every person, every classroom, every day.’

IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG.....

for our newest students to appreciate what an exciting learning journey is ahead of them at St Helena.

Year 7 students are welcomed through a comprehensive transition program that begins well before day 1 and extends into the year of commencement. Experiencing the supportive, inclusive environment, discovering what to expect, understanding the routines and processes, being assigned to a House, learning about the great range of opportunities on offer, and meeting caring staff and friendly peers all makes for a positive, happy start.

Our Year 7 students primarily occupy a discrete physical space on the campus. This provides an ideal context for their learning and development as a cohesive, cooperative cohort.  They are supported by a dedicated team of Junior School managers and STRIVE teachers (two per form). 

Students and teachers work together to create the safe spaces and learning conditions that promote holistic growth and optimise outcomes for everyone. Integral to this is explicit positive education input and expert attention to individual learning needs.

The relevant, engaging and rigorous curriculum inspires success in all its forms. At St Helena, excelling is all about achieving your personal best. Understanding that, makes daring to achieve big things not just possible, but the norm. Our regular celebration of learning progress has fostered a culture in which, according to our students, it’s genuinely ‘cool to be clever’.

It’s in this first year of secondary college that students begin to engage with the possibilities for their future learning. Through STRIVE, students complete step 1 of their Career Action Plan.  The ‘I Discover’ curriculum helps students discover their strengths and talents.

 

Curriculum

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities: History, Geography

Health and Physical Education

Italian

Music, Drama

Food Technology, Design and Technology

Art

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Year 7
Zoe
The transition to the school was great. We were shown around ahead of our start date. We weren’t just plunged straight into it. It’s great that we’re in the Junior school – being our own group makes it easy.
I was in the play. We worked together really well. It was fun and my confidence and leadership skills grew.  The audience loved it. We got great feedback.
We have 1,2 or 3 start maths tasks so we can work at our own level.
I like the personal comments and feedback we get. You have to know what it will take to do better.