Junior
School

Welcome from the Head of Junior School

The Junior School is a warm and welcoming Preschool to Year 4 campus where our students thrive. It is where friendships are formed and families are embraced into our community whilst the best foundations are laid for our students to flourish in their future learning and grow into caring, responsible and courageous citizens.

Lindisfarne’s progressive curriculum in the Junior School is rigorous but still allows time for curiosity, wonder and inspiration. As an Anglican school, it is important to us that our students develop both intellectually and spiritually. Every student at our Junior School enjoys a wealth of experiences that help to build their character whilst a strong moral compass is developed around the things our students are most passionate about.

Through the energy of our young students and the vivacity of our dedicated staff, our vibrant Junior School comes to life each and every day. It is a wonderful place to be. Come and see it for yourself.

Mark Douglas
Head of Junior School

Early Learning Centre

Our aim at Lindisfarne Preschool is to provide an environment that is caring, supportive, safe and nurturing, combined with learning experiences that stimulate and challenge each student’s strengths, needs and interests.

Our programs cater for individual needs encouraging children to work at their own pace and, most importantly, fostering each student’s unique ability in a positive way.

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The Junior School understands that the foundations of a building are key to the longevity of the structure. The same principle is applied to the teaching and learning of our students in Kindergarten to Year 4.

Curriculum (Kindergarten to Year 4)

Our students are provided rich learning environments and experiences that foster a love of learning and a curiosity for the world around them.

A broad curriculum is offered to motivate and excite our learners. Students are engaged in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Geography, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Music, Art, French (2 to 4) and Technology through the iGnited Program.

Through a targeted curriculum that has been developed using evidence-based practice, Lindisfarne ensures that our students experience rigour in the daily teaching and learning environments, are equipped with the confidence to take risks in the quest for new knowledge, are exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum and have the opportunity to allow their light to shine in all aspects of the Junior School.

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Academic Enrichment

At Lindisfarne, we realise that high potential learners must be identified and specific differentiated adjustments should be made in order to meet their unique needs. We include students in a range of co-curricular pursuits to develop their depth of skills and talents.

Further to this, our Learning Enrichment Coordinators offer rigorous programs, whilst collating an ongoing collection and analysis of data, to ensure Lindisfarne students are reaching their potential. This is then collaboratively discussed, when reviewing plans for our high potential learners, to ensure their cognitive potential and achievements are aligned.

Supporting our students

Lindisfarne strives to ensure all students are given opportunities to grow, learn, and achieve.

On this journey, students sometimes experience difficulties that can vary in nature and intensity. At such times, we provide support appropriate to the student’s circumstances and needs. We have an experienced Learning Enrichment team that collaborates with students, families, teachers, and external professionals to develop the most effective strategies and programs to cater for individual needs.

Wellbeing

We understand it is just as important for parents to know their child is happy and nurtured as it is to see them succeed academically.

The wellbeing approach we take in Junior School is one of nurturing and mindfulness, and we regularly communicate with parents and welcome their involvement in their child’s education and wellbeing.

The Junior School’s pastoral care programs highlight the importance of our school values of compassion, wisdom and respect. Staff guide our students through these values from the very beginning of their schooling journey ensuring everyone who enters Lindisfarne’s Junior School is welcomed and surrounded with care.

Our Junior School students learn about building and maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. This is not only via the curriculum but also through the sharing of the latest research, resources, opportunities and strategies to enable students to flourish.

Opportunities are provided to all students to participate in leadership responsibilities, offering our students the chance to excel and lead by example.

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Music, Sport and our co-curricular program are important aspects of schooling at the Junior School.

Co-curricular, Music and Sport

Music, Sport and our co-curricular program are important aspects of schooling at the Junior School and we encourage all students to participate actively in our co-curricular opportunities. Not only are these activities great fun, but they also help shape the well-rounded mindsets we aspire for our young students.

Physical activity is an important part of play and learning and is essential for healthy growth and development. All students at our school participate in the Lindisfarne Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country Carnivals with our elite sporting performers receiving further opportunities to represent the School and progress to state and national competitions in their particular strength.

Numerous clubs are also offered and include opportunities as diverse as Chess, Art, Tournament of Minds, Skipping, Running and even Martial Arts.

Stage level Sports lessons also occur each week in the Junior School. Throughout the year, students are able to try their hand at basketball, football, hockey, AFL, netball, touch football, cricket and tennis. Additionally, Lindisfarne students are offered opportunities to compete in sporting gala days in a range of sports including futsal, tennis, touch football, rugby, AFL and netball.

Music is well-known to ignite various areas of child development and skills including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. Harnessing these skills from a young age is paramount to Lindisfarne students thinking outside of the box and exploring new areas of passion and excitement. It also lays the foundations for our great Junior School Co-curricular Music program where students are given opportunities to participate in a number of additional activities including Choir, Concert Band, Stage Band, String Ensembles and the popular Rock Band.

The musical journey of our Junior School students is well-rounded and designed to spark curiosity in the minds of our young people whilst meeting their various interests. This comes alive every other year with a Junior School musical performed for our parents and supportive community members.

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