As your son starts to develop into a young man, his needs will begin to shift. Making sure he’s in a forward-thinking environment that is especially designed to identify and support those needs in boys will help him transition, both academically and socially, into the productive young student he’ll become at high school.
The Waverley College Junior School focuses on students as individuals. We understand that many boys this age need an active learning environment and sitting quietly doesn’t always work. In preparation for high school we split learning streams by ability level, and use a team-teaching approach. So every child can access the individual attention they need, when they need it. This helps the students focus on their learning and prepares them for the transition to the high school.
We use a variety of teachers who specialise in particular subjects so the boys begin to understand what will be expected of them at high school. The Junior boys often visit the Senior campus and their school days follow the same teaching cycle and diary as the high school. We also begin to raise the standards of discipline and academic achievement. So bright boys don’t get bored and active boys begin to understand the boundaries that will apply as they progress. There is also a strong Learning Support system that is designed to seamlessly transition to the high school, if your son needs more attention paid to key skills like spelling or vocabulary.
Our Year 5 students can choose from basketball, cricket, softball, tennis, touch football, water polo and swimming in summer; and AFL, football, rugby and athletics in winter. It’s all organised by the school and each student gets to represent Waverley at sport, no matter his skill level. Giving all our Junior students the chance to explore their potential as well as just have fun.
At Waverley College the two weekly training sessions and Saturday games are all just part of the school program. The same goes for public speaking, debating, musical ensembles and choir. Private music tuition costs a little extra, but is organised for you by the College with lessons before or after school, or even during the school day. In the summer months, Waverley College also runs a swim school onsite at its aquatic centre. All of these options take the organisational pressure off you, and give your son the freedom to explore his potential and take advantage of the world-class facilities of the school.
A place at the Junior School automatically guarantees your son a place at the high school when he reaches Year 7. If you think Waverley College is right for your son, speak with our Registrar, Terese Kielt, on 9369 0698. Or explore more about Waverley College at the links below: