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Junior School: An introduction

 

The Junior School is renowned for its high standard of individual attention to each student’s needs, as well as a focus on a shared partnership with parents in the formation and education of their son. A caring environment is provided, with emphasis on self-discipline and acceptance of challenge.

Mr Graham Leddie, Principal

The Junior School

In Years 5 and 6 we aim to make teaching and learning engaging and inspiring at a time when boys need extra care and new challenges to assist their development. Learning in this environment will also prepare your son for a seamless transition to Year 7.

The Junior School caters for approximately 300 students and is located on a separate campus in Henrietta Street, which is a five-minute walk from the Senior School.  

Your son will primarily be taught by his base teacher at the Junior School, but his learning experiences will engage him in a varied curriculum that includes subjects taught by specialist teachers in STEM, Innovation & Literacy, PDHPE, Performing Arts, Spanish, Art, Science and TAS.

‘One School’ Approach

Our ‘one school’ approach means that your son will follow the same Teaching & Learning Framework and Wellbeing Framework from Years 5 to 12. Building connection is really important at Waverley College, and your son will be paired with a senior student mentor as part of our Big Brother Little Brother Program.

Ms Gabrielle Bransby, (Acting) Director of Junior School

Flexible Learning Spaces

At the heart of the Junior School is our Learning Hub – a flexible, student-directed space that encourages collaboration. The Learning Hub is equipped with reconfigurable furniture, which means that our students can arrange the area to suit a whole host of activities.

It’s also home to our Waverley Masterclass: Lunchtime Talks initiative, where we invite inspirational guest speakers in to share their stories with students. 

Junior students benefit from access to Senior School facilities, including the swimming pool and Performing Arts Centre (PAC).

The Junior School Campus (on Henrietta Street) is located a short, five minute walk from the Senior Campus (on Birrell Street)

Wingara Garden Interview with Graham Leddie and Gabby Smith