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.
This is continued in Prep where students are introduced to more formal learning in areas such as literacy, numeracy, science, history and geography.
In Years 1 and 2 the curriculum reflects the National Goals of School in Australia and incorporates the eight key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, the Arts, Health and Physical Education and Languages.
By 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.
The learning environment at Collegiate encourages ambition and provides students with skills and opportunity to achieve their aspirations."
I have been at Collegiate since Early Learning (15 years), during these years I have grown and developed in a community that has enriched and encouraged me to be my best self, not only in schooling life but the wider community."
Collegiate has given me the chance to explore all aspects of my academic, sporting and creative endeavours."
This trip helped to create and strengthen relationships because you have to work as a team to sail a boat and learn about something that no one had much prior experience with so we were all equal. Also, you are stuck on a boat with the same people for five days in a small space so you learn to make it work and enjoy getting up on deck.
Year 9 camp was a memory and experience that I will never forget, I enjoyed every single moment of it and I am so grateful to get the opportunity to do the activities that I did."
Ever since I arrived at Collegiate the one thing I have appreciated is the unlimited opportunities that are available to me. 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 is helping 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."
Not only do I learn more – I am helped to know how to learn"
Participating in the Oratory program has allowed me to find my voice. It’s an opportunity to express my thoughts and passions – and learn how to express them well."