The Walker Learning Approach is undertaken in the Junior
School. The Walker Learning Approach enables students to develop:
- Higher levels of engagement and motivation
- Higher oral language skills
- Increased writing
- Increased pro social skills
- Decreased behavioural problems
- Greater level of personal learning opportunities
- Improved problem solving and creative thinking
- Increased independence and interdependence
There is a strong focus on developing Literacy and Numeracy skills in
the Junior School.
Junior School students (Grade Foundation and 1) had a good start to the new
academic year. Grade 1s welcomed the new students into their classrooms and made new friends. It is
pleasing to see them begin to learn school routines and rules to have a wonderful learning
Foundation students have been introduced to the play based Investigations. It encourages them to share
space and resources with each other cooperatively. The children are supported in making choices with
their learning and thinking creatively that suit their interests. It provides them an opportunity to
develop their oral language and negotiation skills.
New students have been introduced to Heatherhill School staff and the different areas such as the
office, canteen, playground , library, Italian room and the big hall. The children enjoy playing in
the playground and in the sandpit with their friends during playtimes and lunch times.
Our Junior School motto is - We believe we can achieve.