Junior School (K-5)

Our Junior School at the Darlington Campus is set on two hectares of tranquil bush on the Darling Scarp.

It is a beautiful setting where our students can play in natural, open spaces and our teachers take lessons outside for deeper learning.

The main intake years are Kindergarten (20 places) and Year 5 (up to 29 places, dependent on the cohort). There are six additional places available in Pre-primary (total 26 students) and three more added for Year 1. From Years 1-5, the classes are capped at 29 places. Visit the Enrolments Page to learn more.

We also have two playgroups. The infants to four year old group is on Wednesday mornings and the specialised three year old programme is on Wednesday afternoons.  Learn more by visiting our Playgroups page.

You can learn more about the Junior School and the College by visiting the About Us section of the website, where you will find details of our Executive Teams, College Policies and more.

 

From the Head of Junior School, Greg Miller

The Junior School journey is designed to excite young minds about the joys of education and to inspire a lifelong love of learning – Today’s young students, tomorrow’s global citizens.

Parents and family are the child’s first educators and we build upon this initial learning by providing the best environment and experiences for individual student development.

Children have an innate desire to learn, grow and explore. We harness and grow these natural tendencies through our inquiry-based teaching and learning as well as our enviable specialist and electives programmes. All our programmes revolve around a sturdy commitment to literacy, numeracy and the development of positive learning habits.

At the Junior School, learning is much more than an academic pursuit: it is whole person development that balances academic, social, creative, physical and emotional needs. The children are at the forefront of all our decision-making, which centre around choosing what will best meet their individual needs.

Our College is about the celebration of learning and as Head of Junior School, I am privileged to witness the wonderful tapestry of achievements, milestones and events that occur over the course of each year. Every student experiences success and accomplishments are achieved daily. It may be writing a narrative, running a personal best or creating an amazing piece of artwork. Achievements are age and developmentally appropriate and will vary for each student.

We have an outstanding teaching team who are here to make each child’s education a successful experience, a time when they are seen as unique individuals in a safe learning environment.

Collaborative relationships lie at the heart of our community with staff, students and families living the school motto, ‘Bringing out the best together’, to achieve the best possible experience for each student.

I encourage you to visit our campus and see us on a regular school day. Talk to our staff and our students, and get a sense of the Helena experience. By seeing our remarkable school in action, you will understand how we at Helena care for each other to truly bring out the best together.

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