It is a privilege to share some of the wonderful experiences that occur in the Junior School at Bayside Christian College. We are a community dedicated to fulfilling the need for a holistic education in the early years and therefore offer a wide range of activities to allow our young students to develop academically, spiritually, physically, culturally and socially. Each young student is an individual who is supported in a loving and nurturing environment to become the best possible version of themselves.
With two streams in each year Level from Prep to Year Six, the Junior School, at Bayside Christian College, is conducted in spacious and well-resourced classrooms, set in a natural and relaxed environment. Understanding that the foundation years of Education are critical in developing a life-long love of learning, our dedicated, enthusiastic and compassionate teachers aim to inspire Christian character in each of their students through well planned and exciting lessons.
In Junior School, we believe it is crucial to build a firm foundation of core skills needed to succeed in Senior School and beyond with our Work Programs being based on the Australian Curriculum Key Areas of Learning and with a Bible informed emphasis. As Literacy and Numeracy are central to the development of all young Australians, the morning sessions in our Junior School include varied activities in Literacy Rotations and English Focus Lessons. Our Mathematics instruction takes a hands-on, practical approach with each student developing the numerical capabilities needed in personal, work and civic life.
It is rewarding to enter the classrooms and witness the delight on the children’s faces as they make discoveries in all areas of learning. Whether it be developing critical thinking skills with an investigation in Science or engaging in the contemporary and active Health and Physical Education program or gaining a broad understanding of the world in Humanities and Social Sciences, Bayside Junior school students are becoming informed citizens with high level skills needed for the 21st century.
Creative thinking is encouraged in our young students as they are inspired to participate in the Arts through Visual Art, Music, Drama, and Dance. Additionally, all students in Years 3 and 4 are offered a stringed instrument and all students in Years 5 and 6 are offered a Band instrument to participate in our Instrumental program. An innovative Technologies program allows students to develop their ICT skills necessary in today’s world. A highlight is to watch our students communicating and thoroughly enjoying signing in the Auslan language.
Our Spinnaker Extension program gives our academically gifted students the opportunities to engage in activities and events that challenge students to discover the full potential of their God given talents.
Junior School students eagerly participate in Christian Studies lessons, Daily Devotions and Chapel as we encourage the Christ-centred tradition of servant leadership. Our intentional Pastoral Care and Social Development program is fostered particularly by the Home Room Teacher, our friendly Chaplain and Counsellor, with the aim of producing the Bayside Graduate who is of Christian character, contributes positively to society, is environmentally aware and takes an active interest in world affairs.
Great successes have been achieved through our Co-curricular program offering a wide range of sporting and cultural activities ranging from musicals, plays, choir, E-Games, Lego Club, naming only a few.
We would love to have the opportunity to show you in person the diverse opportunities that Bayside Christian College can offer your child. Please email via the button below if you would like to book a walk through and see for yourself the great learning that is occurring in our College.