Years 1 – 4
Discoveries are made every day in our Junior School, sparking a joyous love of learning that will stay with your girl throughout her life. Selwyn House School is a safe place to learn and mature. Our girls develop a sense of shared purpose in an environment that is warm, exciting, challenging and respectful.
From Year 1 we teach the girls to express themselves as competent communicators and to develop self-reliance. These qualities are complemented by girls developing positive relationships with their peers and teachers.
Our small classes allow for the personal attention that helps a young girl to thrive by building confidence and self-esteem, and fostering individuality.
“We develop inquiring & empathic minds while building strong knowledge foundations.”
Our Junior School curriculum is based on best practice teaching and is carefully planned, always with our girls’ knowledge, needs, interests and varying abilities in mind.
We build strong foundations in literacy and numeracy, and Spanish enriches our programme. Art*, Beach Education (Year 4), Mathematics, Mechatronics*, Music*, Nature Diary (Years 3 & 4), Performing Arts*, Physical Education*, Reading, Science, Spanish*, Swimming, Units of Inquiry, Writing.
* Denotes taken by specialist teacher
In Terms 2 to 4, there is a skills-based sports programme run at lunchtime to promote confidence and fun. Our swimming programme includes twice-yearly three-week blocks of daily lessons to encourage accelerated progress. In Years 1 and 2, students participate in the annual Junior Production. Lessons in a variety of musical instruments and dance are available on site with highly qualified specialist and itinerant teachers.
Girls in the Junior School participate in a daily pastoral care programme. They are also each assigned a ‘buddy’ from the Senior School. This buddy provides an invaluable mentoring role.