The Junior School is organised into Year Level bands from Preparatory to Year 6. The Early Learning Centre caters for 3 and 4 year old children. All year levels follow a detailed programme of inquiry which is developmentally organised both vertically between Year Levels, and horizontally between classrooms. This means that students will learn the necessary knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes from within and between each year to work toward meaningful and tangible action.
Located on the same site as the Senior School, the Junior School has easy access to science laboratories, the Peter McIntyre Sports Centre, the Chapel, swimming pool, Junior School Library and the South Room for assemblies located at the Peter Crawley Centre for the Arts.
The Specialist Program in the Junior School consists of key learning areas including music, visual art, drama, library, physical education, religious and values education, LOTE (Mandarin, French, German), and enhanced learning.
Our Junior School is happy and vibrant and teachers work keenly to ensure the boys acquire literacy and numeracy skills as well as developing sound personal skills. A strong Buddies Program sees boys from Prep to Year 2 partnered with Year 5 or 6 students.
Excursions and camps to Beechworth, Sovereign Hill, Canberra, Mount Martha, Portsea and Camp Rumbug are always popular, forming bonds with Year 9 leaders who attend most of these camps.
A strong link is maintained with Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kew, where the School was founded in 1902. Trinity is a member of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria and boys from Years 3-6 are involved in inter-school swimming, athletics and cross country events.
It is important to allow students at the primary level the chance to experience new or different activities which include academic, sporting, musical or social foci.
Our Junior School offers opportunity for students to participate in a range of cocurricular activities during school and holiday time.
Cocurricular activities run by staff for Year 3 to Year 6 students after school include classes for MasterChef, Chess, Games, Craft, Debating, Science Talent Search, Creative Problem Solving and a variety of coaching for different indoor and outdoor sports.
Whole school co-curricular activities include individual and group music lessons, music concerts, whole school musicals, Year Level plays, Camps, Ruyton buddies, dance, yoga and meditation, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics – including coding), Visual and Performing Arts, and the annual Art Exhibition.