Learning at the Junior School The Junior School curriculum is enhanced by classes in music, visual arts, French, technology and physical and health education. Specialist teachers work closely with grade teachers. French is introduced in Junior Kindergarten and taught throughout the Junior School, using the highly successful Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM). In our beautiful sun-filled library, our librarian ensures that library resources and programs support and enrich the curriculum.
At the Junior School, teachers work in teams to develop themes across the subject areas. This planning and professional dialogue ensures meaningful and authentic learning for Junior School students. Collaborative interdisciplinary inquiry allows our Junior School students to search for knowledge and to construct personal meaning. This approach enables students to achieve an increasing depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding.
Our creative approach to curriculum development and delivery, which draws upon the best contemporary and traditional approaches, makes holistic connections between subject areas. For example, selected aspects of the Reggio Emilia approach and inquiry provide a framework for child-centred curriculum that engages our students in increasingly independent and interdisciplinary learning. Students express their developing understanding through art, through experimentation, in performances and using technology.
At Havergal, the development of spiritual and moral values is an essential part of character development. There are students of many faiths in the Junior School. Regardless of their religion, all students attend morning Prayers and participate in grade level religious education classes once each cycle. While our traditions are Anglican, major religious festivals of other faiths are also acknowledged and shared.