We invite you to explore our Junior School — a place where wonder, amazement and curiosity are encouraged, new discoveries are made, new abilities are mastered, and new milestones are reached
— each and every day!
Our Junior School:
Beginning A Lifelong Learning Journey
From their very first step into our Reception classroom, on their very first day, our Junior School provides outstanding support for young learners as they embark on new and exciting learning adventures.
Each learner enrolled at Investigator College receives a world-class education, underpinned by the development of key skills that equip, empower and encourage them to engage in successful lifelong learning.
Guided, supported and cared for by expert teaching and learning staff, we approach learning with wonder, curiosity and adventure; encouraging our Junior School students to explore new environments, try new things and embrace each new experience as a new opportunity to learn and grow.
Across our Junior School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual learner has the fullest opportunity to become, and be, their very best self.
Each child enrolled in our Junior School enjoys and benefits from:
We deliberately keep our Junior School class sizes small, allowing time and space for each learner to build strong relationships with teaching staff, and engage deeply in their daily learning.
Exceptional Teaching and Learning
From your child’s very first day at Investigator College, they receive a world-class education, supported by access to our extensive range of facilities and specialist learning environments.
Our curriculum is tailored for learners at each stage of their journey, and driven by inquiry, curiosity and a continual investment in student wellbeing – creating happy, healthy, engaged learners who are excited to discover new skills and explore new ideas.
At Investigator College, we believe that education is a partnership between our students, our staff and our parents and caregivers.
We’re committed to supporting each learner, and their family, through every stage of the learning journey. Our expert educators work hand-in-hand with Parents/Caregivers to ensure that each child receives the best possible opportunity to be their very best self.
Caring and Supportive Staff
Investigator College is committed to quality – both in our curriculum and in our people.
The specialist expertise of our Junior School teachers, student support officers and school leaders inspires young learners to achieve their very best – both within the classroom, and as growing, community-minded global citizens.
We understand that learning extends far beyond the classroom. We provide opportunities for all students to engage in a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities.
From lunchtime and after school clubs, including chess and tabletop gaming, to sports and athletics that make the most of our coastal location such as sailing, surfing and surf lifesaving our range of opportunities for young learners is a hallmark of our educational approach at Investigator College.
Opportunities to explore learning areas that move beyond the regular curriculum are further extended by our Investig8 Program, which provides students with over 20 different elective options each semester.
Book A Guided Tour of Our Junior School
Join our next expedition through our amazing Junior School!
Our regular Guided Tours provide an opportunity to meet our Principal and School Leaders, view our extensive facilities, visit our classrooms and discuss your child’s individual learning needs with our expert teaching and learning staff.
Junior School Curriculum
Anchored by the development of excellence in literacy and numeracy, our Junior School Curriculum seamlessly blends traditional academic subjects with creative and collaborative learning opportunities to excite and engage young learners.
From Reception to Year 6, our curriculum emphasises the development of key skills and the building of core knowledge that drives capability in learning for the future.
Beginning with a focus on literacy (reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy (mathematics) as the cornerstones, we offer a full range of specialised subjects to each learner, including science, history, geography, music, the arts, health and physical education and Japanese.
Providing students with the opportunity to engage with the full breadth of subject areas, our core Junior School curriculum includes:
Our Core Curriculum is supplemented and supported by dedicated intervention and acceleration programs in Literacy and Numeracy, helping to ensure our Junior School learners receive the best possible foundation for their educational future.
Literacy and Numeracy
Recognising that reading, writing and mathematics are core to any future learning, our Junior School syllabus emphasises and encourages the early development and mastery of essential skills in literacy and numeracy.
Informed by research, evidence-based practice and international benchmarking against world-leading schools, our approach to numeracy across our Junior School blends traditional pedagogy with the application of learned knowledge to real-world problem solving.
Our focus on numeracy and mathematics is complemented by an innovative cross-curricular approach to building skills in reading, writing and language – harnessing the learning undertaken across the full breadth of subject areas to continuously improve literacy and comprehension.
Learning To Learn
In our Junior School, additional emphasis is placed on ‘learning to learn’ – equipping students with the skills and abilities that allow them to better engage with new concepts, new ideas and new information.
‘Learning to Learn’ takes in socio-emotional and neurological facets of development through the Junior Years of schooling and includes increasing capacity for critical thinking, problem solving, cooperation, collaboration and communication.
Specialised Learning Environments
Use of specialised teaching and learning environments allows our learners to fully explore their subjects, and helps to contextualise learning beyond the classroom and textbooks.
From Physical Education in our Sports Centre, to opportunities to engage in science, agriculture and eco-education at our unique Currency Creek campus, Investigator College offers each learner – from Reception through to Year 12 – the opportunity to benefit from our exceptional teaching and learning facilities.
An overview of our Junior School Curriculum, including details on each of the subjects offered across our year levels from Reception – Year 6 is available in our Junior School Curriculum Guide.
While the breadth and depth of our curriculum at Investigator College is extensive and incorporates learning across a wide range of subject areas, key aspects of our teaching and learning across our Junior School include:
Exciting, engaging and differentiated learning, with an explicit focus on developing excellence in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Critical Thinking
Focus on the steady acquisition and development of foundational skills that equip and empower students for lifelong learning.
Access to specialist teaching and learning environments, and opportunities to explore our world-class eco-campus at Currency Creek.
Effective Early Intervention and Acceleration Programs to support and develop the full capability of each individual learner.
Our Junior School Staff
At Investigator College, the first years of your child’s learning journey are in capable hands — our Junior School Staff are leaders in the development and delivery of innovative curriculum, and experts in providing high-quality Junior Years education
Supported by educational leaders with a breadth of expertise in student wellbeing, curriculum and innovation, Investigator offers a teaching and learning environment informed by a commitment to excellence in daily classroom practice.
Our intention is for the quality of our teaching and learning, and the quality of our educators, to truly set Investigator College apart, and to provide an outstanding education with bountiful opportunities — allowing each and every learner to be their very best self.
In addition to the expertise and experience of our educators, our commitment to small class sizes, and to working in partnership with parents and caregivers, creates an environment of genuine relationships, respect, care and community – characteristics we view as vital to the development of our students.
Across Investigator College, behavioral incidences are low, allowing all students to focus on receiving the best possible education, and ensuring that your child is supported and cared for at each stage of their learning journey.
KEY JUNIOR SCHOOL STAFF
Head of Junior School
Junior School Curriculum Coordinator
Wellbeing and Community Development Team Leader
Join our amazing Junior School at Investigator College!
Investigator College is excited to welcome new students, parents and families into our Junior School. Begin your enrolment journey today, and join our amazing Junior School at Investigator College!