Our Junior School:
Beginning A Lifelong Learning Journey
From their very first step into our Reception classroom, on their very first day, our Junior School provides outstanding support for young learners as they embark on new and exciting learning adventures.
Each learner enrolled at Investigator College receives a world-class education, underpinned by the development of key skills that equip, empower and encourage them to engage in successful lifelong learning.
Guided, supported and cared for by expert teaching and learning staff, we approach learning with wonder, curiosity and adventure, encouraging our Junior School students to explore new environments, try new things and embrace each new experience as a new opportunity to learn and grow.
Across our Junior School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual learner has the fullest opportunity to become, and be, their very best self.
Each child enrolled in our Junior School enjoys and benefits from:
We deliberately keep our Junior School class sizes as small as possible, allowing time and space for each learner to build strong relationships with teaching staff and to engage deeply in their daily learning.
Exceptional Teaching and Learning
From your child’s very first day at Investigator College, they receive a world-class education, supported by access to our extensive range of facilities and specialist learning environments.
Our curriculum is tailored for learners at each stage of their journey and driven by inquiry, curiosity and a continual investment in student wellbeing – creating happy, healthy, engaged learners who are excited to discover new skills and explore new ideas.
At Investigator College, we believe that education is a partnership between our students, our staff and our parents and caregivers.
The specialist expertise of our Junior School teachers, Learning Support Officers and school leaders inspires young learners to achieve their very best – both within the classroom, and as growing, community-minded global citizens.
We’re committed to supporting each learner, and their family, through every stage of the learning journey and our expert educators work hand-in-hand with parents/caregivers and our Learning Strategies Team to ensure that each child receives the best possible opportunity to be their very best self.
Positive Education and Wellbeing
At Investigator, we believe that if our students are happy healthy and engaged in both the learning and their friendships they will achieve superior academic outcomes.
As a registered (PESA) Positive Education Schools Association School we place wellbeing at the forefront of all that we do. Wellbeing and Values Education (WAVE) is taught explicitly throughout our Junior School years, complemented by a number of key programs that are designed to help growing learners identify and develop their character strengths, develop resiliency, cultivate self-awareness and engage in respectful and positive relationships with others.
We understand that learning extends far beyond the classroom. and take great pride in providing opportunities for all students to engage in a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities.
From lunchtime and after school clubs to sports and athletics, our Junior School students are encouraged to explore their passions and interests beyond the classroom.
To help further expand the horizons of our younger learners, structured opportunities to explore learning areas that move beyond the regular curriculum are extended by our Investig8 Program, which aims to develop skills and capabilities in 8 key areas through an exciting program of activities and projects.
While the breadth and depth of our curriculum at Investigator College is extensive and incorporates learning across a wide range of subject areas, key aspects of our teaching and learning across our Junior School include:
Exciting, engaging and differentiated learning, with an explicit focus on developing excellence in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Critical Thinking.
Focus on the steady acquisition and development of foundational skills that equip and empower students for lifelong learning.
Access to specialist teaching and learning environments, and opportunities to explore our world-class eco-campus at Currency Creek.
Effective Early Intervention and Acceleration Programs to support and develop the full capability of each individual learner.
KEY JUNIOR SCHOOL STAFF
Head of Junior School
Junior School Curriculum Coordinator
Junior School Wellbeing Coordinator