Junior Primary

The curriculum in Junior Primary (Preparatory to Year 2) flows naturally from the curriculum used in the Early Learning Centre. A diverse, globally significant curriculum has been embraced by our community of staff, parents and students. 

In our Junior Primary years there is a commitment to the education of both boys and girls and a focus on the explicit teaching of foundation skills in literacy and numeracy. Students are encouraged to take risks in their learning, identify with strong role models and engage in higher-order thinking.

At Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS), the School is implementing the Australian Curriculum within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

Core Curriculum Areas

Home class teachers are responsible for:

  • English.
  • Mathematics.
  • Units of Inquiry which integrate the areas of science, geography, history, civics and citizenship.  

Specialist teachers teach:

  • Library skills.
  • French.
  • Music.
  • Religion and philosophy.
  • Physical education and health.
  • Visual arts.

Subject integration is used where appropriate and Information Communication Technology (ICT) is integrated across the curriculum. 

Catering for Individual Needs

All classroom programs are differentiated to cater for a range of abilities and learning styles. The Academic Needs Team works with children requiring additional assistance in literacy, numeracy and where English is a second language. Members of the team also work with children identified for extra extension. These extra programs may be in-class or on a withdrawal from class basis.

Formal Reporting

CGGS takes a broad view of reporting to parents about their child’s progress. Reporting is spread over the year and includes two formal written semester reports, sharing sessions between teachers and parents, parent-teacher interviews, student-lead conferences and special work exhibitions. Interviews may be arranged at any time by parents or staff.