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Our School Learning and Teaching in Junior School

Ivanhoe Girls' provides a challenging education for our students, with many opportunities for finding and developing individual passions.

Prep to Year 2 - Foundations for Learning

Prep to Year 2 provides the foundations in learning to read, write and be numerate whilst also engaging students in a range of exciting real-life learning opportunities.

A caring, nurturing environment enables every student to become a confident, resilient, resourceful and independent learner.

English and Mathematics skills are taught explicitly. Learning is maximised as teachers target and individualise learning to meet students’ specific needs. Literacy and Numeracy skills are applied in meaningful contexts in integrated inquiry learning.

These and many other skills are developed through a rich specialist curriculum facilitated by specialist teachers in:

  • Art
  • Library
  • Music (including P-2 choir and string ensembles)
  • French
  • Physical Education (including swimming).
Years 3 to 6 – Making Connections

In Years 3 to 6 the focus of learning shifts towards making connections socially and academically.

Students make real-world connections as they respond to authentic problems and they take action in the community. Students take increased responsibility for their learning as they participate in team sports, social service, performance and enrichment opportunities.

In addition to the specialist subjects, a sequential integrated curriculum from Years 3 to 6 develops skills and understandings in Science, Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship, Digital and Design Technologies, Personal and Social Skills and Health.

Integrated inquiry units help students learn about:

  • themselves and being part of a society
  • ways people interact with each other and their environments over time
  • cultures other than their own
  • ways they can use science and technology to explore and improve the world
  • working collaboratively to solve real-world problems and contribute to the School and wider community.