From Prep to Year 5, Junior School students focus on developing the fundamental literacy and numeracy skills that will equip them for the Middle and Senior School years of learning.

Whilst learning outcomes focus on literacy and numeracy, students also enjoy a range of exciting studies such as music, languages, science, history, geography, technology, visual arts, drama and physical education.

The combination of explicit teaching and inqury-based learning allows students to benefit from both curriculum designs. All curriculum documents are guided by the Australian Curriculum.

Students are also exposed to a range of co-curricular opportunities including private or group music tuition, ensembles, choirs and sporting teams. Students may also elect to take part in various Learning Enhancement programs such as Chess Club, Games Room, Art Club, Robotics Club, Tournament of Minds, GATEWAYS and Debating.

Students link their classroom learning with the outside world through The Leader in Me Process, as well as camps and excursions throughout the school year.

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The Leader in Me

Leadership development is given priority at Oakleigh Grammar, especially within the Junior School. Students are educated to recognise their own unique talents, leadership potential and are encouraged at all times to strive for their personal best.

A special feature of leadership development at Oakleigh Grammar begins in the early years. The children follow the program “The Leader in Me” which is based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. This continues throughout the Middle and Senior School as students move their focus on the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” providing them with the abilities to expand their key leadership skills.

Learn more about “The Leader in Me.”

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Annual Leadership Day

The annual Leadership Day performance provides an opportunity for students to showcase their learning to parents, grandparents and the wider School community through poems, songs, artwork, multimedia presentations and plays. Leadership Day attracts visitors from Franklin-Covey Australia New Zealand and other schools implementing The Leader in Me Process across Victoria.

We are proud that personal leadership is promoted and fostered at all levels of the School. Character and competency are given equal importance. Qualities such as integrity, resilience, tolerance, compassion and valuing diversity are developed and nurtured on a continuum from ELC to VCE.

Junior School Library Program

Oakleigh Grammar Library provides a range of experiences and resources for the Junior School students. The Junior School library program enables students to foster a love of reading and an independent use of technology. Students are encouraged to browse and borrow from a range of materials to facilitate both learning and personal enjoyment.

Prep to Year 2 classes listen to stories followed by open discussions allowing the students to further understand the characters and how they may relate to their own lives. Years 3 and 4 classes take part in literacy activities that are theme based and reflect their curriculum. Year 5 students participate in Information Literacy classes, which are curriculum driven and have a focus on E-safety practices.

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