Junior School (R-5)

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Navigator College Junior School enrols students in the Early Learning Centre and Reception to Year 5. We invite families to partner with us in their child’s educational journey.

The early years of a child’s life and schooling lay the foundation for future learning. At Navigator College we believe that these years are essential in providing an important introduction to life-long learning.

With it’s motto: ‘Directions for Life‘, Navigator College Junior School seeks to provide a solid foundation for each child’s education.

We aim to provide each student with a Christ-centred, caring learning environment in which children are
encouraged to take risks in their learning in order to develop their confidence as life long learners.

Navigator College Junior School is authorised to teach International Baccaularete Primary Years Program (please click on the link to learn more). Through this curriculum, students are encouraged to become thinkers, inquirers, communicators and risk-takers. They are also challenged to become knowledgeable, open-minded, principled, caring, balanced and reflective individuals, who care about themselves, others and their world. These are all attributes of an internationally-minded and successful learner at Navigator College.

PYP IN PRACTICE – CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Junior School Staff

Our Junior School staff work as a team to achieve the vision and values of Navigator College.

The staff plan and program cooperatively to provide effective learning outcomes for all students and create a professional learning environment which promotes the sharing of knowledge and best practice in all classrooms.

The staff strive to provide a warm and exciting setting for learning in the early years. Classrooms reflect a stimulating and challenging learning environment, and a most welcoming atmosphere for students and parents.

Navigator College Junior School offers learning in Mathematics, English, Christian Studies, Japanese, Social Studies, Science, Arts and Personal, Social and Physical Education.

Year 4/5 iPad Program

As part of Navigator College’s commitment to Technology Advanced Practices, students in year 4/5 are issued with a 1 on 1 iPad Air.  This 1 on 1 program helps to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated into the educational program.  Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and one of the learning tools of these twenty-first century students is the iPad.

The individual use of iPads is a way to empower students to maximise their potential through engagement and creatively, thus preparing them with the knowledge and tools to be worthwhile and successful citizens of a modern technologically savvy society,

Effective learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher.  To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning.  Effective teaching and learning with iPads integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, any place.

I encourage you to contact the College regarding these important early years in your child’s education.

Steve Jude – Head of Junior School

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Junior School Subjects

“The Primary Years Program is embraced completely at Navigator College.  The curriculum is meaningful, carefully considered and of a high standard.  I love to see how the creativity and thinking skills of the students are nurtured through the Primary Years Program.  It is truly exciting to see the students’ enthusiasm as they explore life.  One of the things I appreciate most about working at Navigator College is being  part of a system that strategically encourages both independence and interdependence.  I enjoy being part of the caring and passionate team we have at Navigator College” ~ Mrs Tania Masters, Teacher Year 4/5