The Oakleigh Grammar Junior School leads the way with a personalised approach to learning.
Prep to Year 5 incorporates the principles of explicit teaching and inquiry-based learning, focussing on developing the fundamental literacy and numeracy skills that will equip them for the Middle and Senior School years of learning.
Explicit instruction (teacher directed teaching) and inquiry based model (student centred learning) are the core of our Junior School. We believe that students need a broad learning experience tapping into key developmental areas whilst still reflecting and honouring our school heritage.
The Junior School Quartet which begins in the ELC offers students differentiation of learning styles across their Junior School years allowing students to benefit from a combination of the curriculum styles.
Junior School students focus on developing the fundamental literacy and numeracy skills, and also enjoy a range of exciting subjects including music, languages, science, history, technology, visual arts, drama and physical education.
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.