Be curious at Holy Spirit.
During these foundation years, our focus at Holy Spirit is to expose all students to a broad and diverse curriculum that piques their curiosity and interest in learning.
During our Junior Primary years, we believe that the best education involves rich relationships, an environment where students feel safe and secure and have a strong sense of belonging. It is a learning environment where each student’s contribution is valued and where they can develop a sustained passion for learning.
Junior Primary is made up of:
Focus on the Individual
Here at Holy Spirit, we believe that every child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and flourish intellectually, physically and socially. We aim to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, nurturing and encourages students’ natural curiosity and exploration to direct his or her learning. We believe in the philosophy of holistic education because this is important in relation to early childhood as it refers to the overall way our students learn and develop both emotionally and socially. Our students depart Holy Spirit with real life skills. They are responsible, independent and confident to navigate life’s opportunities and challenges.
We believe the role of the teacher is to nourish the learning journey of each individual and provide enriching activities so that children are supported to help them reach their full potential as engaged learners, developing the skills to work collaboratively and have a passion for life long learning. As educators, we support children as they embark on a journey to make discoveries about themselves and see themselves as valued and respected members at Holy Spirit. We cherish the contributions that each child brings to our school and recognise the individuality and important developmental stages of each child.
Play-based learning opportunities
Our goal as educators is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning and stimulates their independence.
As educators of young children, we aim to actively engage in their learning style and share decision making with them. Through play-based activities, an essential part of learning, all children will try: to make sense of their world; develop and explore their own interests and ideas; develop curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills and build relationships, as well as experiencing joy and wonder of our world.
Support from our community
We believe that education requires the support of the wider community and that relationships formed within that community are paramount to students’ wellbeing and success. We believe that the work of the leadership team and teachers is reliant on the support from family and the wider community.
We acknowledge the essential role students’ families play in the education of children to develop their sense of belonging, being and becoming. We show respect for all our students’ families and provide opportunities for them to be involved in students’ learning and school activities.