We want to ensure that our structured curriculum both teaches students the fundamentals of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, PDHPE and Creative Arts in a way that also supports and nurtures their natural love of learning.
We also adapt and include many other innovative programmes, providing unique learning opportunities. This is a key benefit of an Independent education.
Our Building Learning Power framework provides a clear direction for the exciting learning journey in Junior School. To prosper in the learning age, our students must learn the capacities to approach the future with curiosity and optimism and to embrace chance in the world with confidence.
We draw on a range of research, including that of John Hattie, to encourage children to ask questions and to understand why they are undertaking the tasks we have for them at school.
Our programs, including Cambridge Global Perspectives, encourage teachers and students alike to consider about the big ideas that the children will need in their lives and for us to plan our teaching to be sure those ideas are what the children will be learning. Our classrooms are places where exciting discoveries are made on each child’s learning journey.
Students are encouraged to take ownership of, and contribute direction to, the learning experience. The school facilitates this learning by providing timely and purposeful feedback and learning environments which promote a positive atmosphere of trust and safe risk taking.
We provide learning experiences in each of the key learning areas in the K – 6 curriculum at Lakes Grammar for each child during each year of primary schooling.
- Science and Technology (including Design Technology with Woodwork)
- Human Society and Its Environment
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
- Creative Arts (including Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts)
- Christian Studies