Junior School

The Junior School has just 360 boys in 16 classes from Prep to Year 6. Classes vary in size from 20-22 in Prep to 24-26 in Year 6.

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.

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.

Boys in Years 3-6 also have regular House and inter-school competition in cricket, tennis, softball, football, soccer, European handball and hockey. Trinity’s chess club involves Junior School students and all boys from Prep-Year 6 perform in a play each year, carrying on a long School tradition.

A Maths extension group is also offered and a Science extension group is run by the Headmaster Dr Michael Davies for boys in Years 5 and 6. The Junior School Choir is popular and String Ensembles operate at Prep-Year 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6.

Many boys learn a musical instrument at the School, with a Band for boys in Years 4-6.

MR GRANT NALDER
Head of Junior School