Our Junior School’s Kindergarten to Year 4 program is designed to create a nurturing learning environment for students in their first years of schooling
Often referred to as Anglesea Village, the Junior School is campus is renowned for its unique village setting. Located in South Hobart, just five minutes drive from the CBD, it provides a welcoming community feel for students in the Early Learning Centre (ELC) through to Year 4. Despite its close proximity to the city, children enjoy extensive gardens, open green spaces and play equipment that encourages outdoor exploration.
Throughout our gardens and classrooms you will find a nurturing environment and happy children engaged in powerful learning experiences. Our girls are provided with a rich inquiry based program designed to differentiate learning to achieve exceptional outcomes for every individual. There are an extensive range of opportunities and experiences embedded our programs that launch our young students into lifelong learners. Each student is enabled to achieve their best with an accessible curriculum that is carefully scoped and sequenced. We aim to extend students in a variety of ways in order to allow them to flourish in the academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual domains.
At the Junior School we have created a positive attitude to learning, based on sequential development. The Kindergarten program draws on valuable aspects of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, the Early Years Learning Framework, an inquiry-based approach and nature education. Our outstanding staff are passionate about early learning and deliver a child-centered program that guides children in their thinking through hands on investigation and play-based learning.
From Prep to Year 4, our Junior School program is based on the Australian Curriculum and incorporates the eight key learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, the Arts, Health and Physical Education and Languages.
As girls move into Years 3 and 4 the move to the more formal classroom settings is a response to the developing needs of the girls at this level of schooling and a gradual transitioning process to the Middle School setting.
Along with these firm foundations in literacy and numeracy, specialist teachers guide the students in Chinese, Faith and Life, Library, Art, Physical Education and Music. With an excellent staff to student ratio, our girls receive every possible assistance to achieve their full potential.
Students are also encouraged to be involved in a broad range of sporting and co-curricular options allowing them to learn and develop their individual talents. Specialist EDGE (Extension, Differentiation, Gifted Education) programs are available for all Junior School students.
The Head of the Junior School is Ms Eva Perry. Ms Perry has an impressive teaching career that has seen her work in schools in Canberra, the United Arab Emirates, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. She has held a range of roles including Curriculum Coordinator, Director of Primary, and Head of Junior School in three significant independent schools.
As well as receiving an incredible education, I have developed skills and formed relationships which I will cherish far beyond my years at Collegiate."
The Collegiate staff are passionate and dedicated individuals who nurture all girls to be their best."
Collegiate taught me the value of a community that really cares and how beautiful it is to be a part of something that is actively trying to make you into the best person you can be."
Collegiate helped me to discover my passions and then gave me the courage to pursue them."
The learning environment at Collegiate encourages ambition and provides students with skills and opportunity to achieve their aspirations."
Collegiate gave me the chance to explore all aspects of my academic, sporting and creative endeavours."
I have always been grateful for everything Collegiate has provided me with.
Over the years that I’ve been here the sense of belonging and family has been a constant. Your sense of place is always strong, it’s just a great place to be."
I chose an all girls’ school because it develops my confidence."
Every girl deserves a quality education. My school helped me reach my full potential by challenging me every day."
Collegiate doesn’t hand me success, it provides me with opportunity to create my own success."
When you educate a woman, you educate an entire family."