The Primary Years Programme in our Junior School allows students to participate in six in-depth, transdisciplinary units of inquiry throughout the year.
- provides opportunities for significant, relevant and challenging learning experiences
- builds on the prior knowledge of the students
- involves students in a range of learning activities
- requires students to engage in positive action
- integrates diverse subject areas whenever meaningful and appropriate
The classroom becomes a centre for structured inquiry, through which students acquire and practise skills, develop conceptual understandings, and build their knowledge base. Students also develop learning attitudes that aim to nurture their curiosity, develop a life long love of learning and a desire to respond actively and responsibly toward what is being learned.
These units are outlined in our school-wide Programme of Inquiry (POI) and are carefully designed to build concepts, knowledge and skills from one year to the next, as a student progresses through the school. The six units are themed: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organise ourselves, and sharing the planet.
The Mulgrave Learning Centre uses effective, evidence-based strategies to support students in achieving their personal best and becoming successful lifelong learners. Working collaboratively with students, their teachers, and families, our Learning Strategists provide personalised and intentional approaches that build upon each student’s unique strengths and capacities. Centered on the learner, our team supports skill development in critical areas such as time management, organisation, reading effectiveness, study strategies, and self-advocacy.