Prep to Year 6

Students in the Junior School at Kingswood College set out on an exciting journey of learning in a caring environment.  Students and staff form a cooperative partnership based upon our College values of respect, courage, kindness perseverance and excellence.

This partnership extends to parents and the wider community in an effort to enhance the development of each child whose participation as a valued and responsible citizen is a priority. Intellectual, cultural and social diversity are encouraged and celebrated.

Students are challenged as part of a learning community that enriches each individual’s experience and makes learning personal and meaningful. They are encouraged to take action based on their learning in an effort to contribute to making the world a better place.

At Kingswood College, we believe student learning is best done when it is authentic – relevant to the real world – where the learning is not confined within the boundaries of traditional subject areas but is supported and enriched by them. Students engage in learning experiences which develop knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and encourages students to take action.



Literacy and language development is a cornerstone of the learning program in the Junior School.

Language development is integrated throughout the curriculum and its importance is recognised in all that students say and do.

Literacy involves many components including speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and thinking within a cultural context. Each component is dependent upon the others. It also focuses on the process learning approach which builds on the natural interests of the child, and on experiences provided by the home, school and the wider community. It enables students to recognise and select language appropriate to different situations in both oral and written contexts.

The ability to use language across the curriculum, in a variety of forms and in different contexts, empowers students so that they can have access to the full range of opportunities offered by the community and beyond.


Emphasis is placed on developing a firm knowledge and understanding of the basic numeracy skills and concepts.

Real life situations, materials and strategies are used to establish numeracy skills.

Problem solving techniques and the application of knowledge are seen as integral to the mathematics program.

Students use a variety of resources to assist them in their understanding. Computer programs and activities are used to supplement the curriculum and add depth to the student’s understanding.

Sport / PE / PMP

Studies of Health and Physical Education are divided into Health, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Sport.

Health Education
Studies of health are part of the classroom curriculum involving nutrition, health and safety awareness.

Outdoor Education
The camping program runs for students from Years 2-6 in a variety of settings such as inland and coastal. The program features opportunities to enhance social skills, physical fitness as well as educational components.

Physical Education
The focus of Physical Education is the establishment of a sound basis for healthy living, developing coordinated movement and socially desirable values and attitudes through participation in physical activity. A physical skills program is an integral part of the curriculum. In addition, children from Pre Prep – Year 2 take part in an intensive Perceptual Motor Program that aims to develop physical coordination, mental alertness and language development.

Students compete against other schools in the Blackburn District Primary School Sports Association mid-week sporting competitions in a range of team and individual pursuits including basketball, softball, rounders, tee-ball, cross country running, athletics, swimming and netball. These sports are conducted on a co-educational basis.


The extension and enrichment programs for gifted and talented or highly abled learners assists these students to maximise their learning potential. The goals for Student Extension and Enrichment are to promote academic rigour and intellectual challenge in specific curriculum areas and to provide opportunities for critical analysis and emphasise higher order thought process and skills.

Literacy and Numeracy development lie at the heart of the SEEK program.


Our aim in the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) program is to lay the foundations for the study of foreign languages and to gain an insight into other cultures.

Classes in Chinese (Mandarin) begin in Pre Prep and continue throughout Junior School until Year 6.

Chinese is taught by a specialist teacher in the Junior School.


The Junior School Library offers a wide range of resources to support student learning.

Students are encouraged to browse, select and borrow from the picture book, fiction and non-fiction sections and to develop an interest in reading a variety of materials. Students from Pre Prep – Year 6 have a weekly library session. The focus of the program in the early years is to encourage students to select and borrow appropriate books and to develop a love of books and reading.

In Years 3-6 the literature program is extended to include more sustained reading sessions, library and research skills.


The Arts curriculum gives students from Pre Prep – Year 6 access to a broad and comprehensive program. Classroom instrumental music and creative music, drama and dance are experienced as part of the general curriculum. Performances and exhibitions are important aspects of the Arts program. Students have classes in music, movement and drama and are involved in performances for parents and the community.

Visual Arts

Visual Art classes with a specialist teacher for Pre Prep – Year 6 enable students to access a wide range of visual art forms. Experience is gained through drawing, painting, printing, collage, modelling, construction, threads and textiles. Students make and share artworks that express and communicate ideas, feelings and experiences. Art critique and appreciation is incorporated into the lessons. Artworks are displayed in the Gallery Space and in an annual Prep – Year 12 Art Show. Selected students can also participate in an enrichment program.



Performing Arts

There are both formal and informal opportunities for students to be involved in the performing arts program in the Junior School. The Junior School Choir, Harmony Ensemble, Tiny Trebles and Junior School Orchestra perform to school and community audiences.

Productions, concerts, soirees and weekly assemblies provide opportunities for the students to perform.


Students in Pre Prep – Year 6 have a weekly classroom session with a specialist music teacher where they explore the elements of music and start to develop an appreciation of this art form. Private tuition is available from specialist music teachers in a wide variety of instruments and vocal.

Personal and Social Education

The focus of the Personal and Social Education program is to develop each student’s personal and social skills. Learning skills are enhanced by the development of self confidence, self discipline, resilience, perseverance, and a tolerance and understanding of others. The development of these skills and attitudes assist in creating a positive and socially healthy Junior School community.


Digital tools
iPads are used in the Junior School in Prep – Year 6. Students learn how to create, develop, manipulate and analyse information using their iPads and a wide range of Apps. Students can work individually or in groups to collaborate and share ideas using their iPads.

The College is committed to developing responsible citizens within the digital age and are actively working with students, teachers and parents to ensure that each student is responsible and wise in their use of iPads and technology.

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TeamKids is the provider of Before and After School Care and Holiday Programs for Kingswood College, hosted at Roberts McCubbin Primary School.

With TeamKids, enrolment is easy – and completely free. We don’t charge any annual registration fees. You will need to register your child(ren) for a free account with TeamKids to be able to make a booking. Click here to enrol online and manage your bookings and cancellations via your online account.

Children may be enrolled on a permanent or a casual basis.


This program takes place at Roberts McCubbin Primary School and operates from 7.00am-8.15am on school days.


This program takes place at Roberts McCubbin Primary School and operates from 3.20pm-6.00pm on school days.

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