Based on a long history in the Macarthur region, St Gregory’s boasts many old boys that have made their mark in our society.
Laying the Foundations
Underpinned by this rich culture, the Junior School lays foundations for young boys and girls to begin their academic journey from Kindergarten through to Year 6 in a co-educational setting. St Gregory’s College Junior School offers a strong academic program, a caring and positive community and diverse co-curricular options.
Strong fundamentals and Wellbeing
Our classroom and specialist teachers provide strong, explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. These core skills are fundamental in providing students with the ability to wonder, inquire and discover. With a strong focus on social and emotional wellbeing, our students are encouraged to be agile learners who can make a sustained and positive difference in our world.
Literacy, Sport and Spanish
Our specialist Literacy, Sport and Language Teachers provide students with deeper, richer learning opportunities. Our students participate in an explicit literacy and numeracy program, engage in a wide range of sports programs and have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture.
IB World School — Primary Years Programme (PYP)
St Gregory’s College Junior School is an authorised school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) delivering the Primary Years Programme.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
By educating students we create a better world.
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Motivated by a mission
By educating students we can create a better world. The learner profile expresses our mission statement in action.
We think and work internationally. We welcome the variety of cultures, opinions, languages and experiences that make up our organization. We acknowledge our own cultural identity but also the cultural diversity of the world we live in.
The quality of our IB programmes is at the heart of our reputation. Our curriculum is challenging, our assessment is rigorous, our teacher training is professionally rewarding. Our processes of school authorization and evaluation “raise the bar” when they are implemented in schools.
Participation and Partnerships
We choose to collaborate with and involve as many people as possible in our work. Our curriculum reflects the shared experiences and best practice of thousands of educators from around the world. Many of our services depend on the freely given contributions of professional educators.
We seek to foster positive attitudes and a love of learning in both teachers and students.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.
Learning in the Junior School is active, creative and adventurous.
Our learning environment extends beyond the walls of the classroom. With the Learning Centre as the central hub of the school, our students are spoilt for choice with literature and opportunities with technology. The College grounds invite our students to participate in a wide range of sports on the soccer and football fields, cricket oval, tennis courts and swimming pool. The agricultural farm is an outdoor classroom where young people can interact with animals as part of their day to day learning and get their hands dirty in the gardens.