Curriculum in the Junior School
As students move through Grades 1 and 2, our main learning goals are to promote independent learning and encourage individual responsibility.
In order to build independence and confidence, Grades 1 and 2 students are expected to take part in regular school routines. Students are engaged in small group and class activities to aid in developing positive social relationships in order to achieve goals collaboratively. They make mistakes and learn from them; experience opportunities to solve conflicts for themselves; and develop problem-solving skills to become independent and, most importantly, resilient. Students are encouraged to demonstrate the school values – honesty, responsibility, curiosity, respect and confidence – in all aspects of their learning.
Parents can assist in encouraging student independence by following the motto ‘Never do for children what they can do for themselves!’. Such activities can include:
Highlights of Grades 1 and 2