Junior School Classes
The junior class at Winton P.S is made up of Foundation, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students. The emphasis in this class is on building and establishing strong literacy and numeracy skills. We see it as vitally important to give these students strong foundations in these areas so they can use these skills as they progress to the senior class.
We also incorporate a play based curriculum in the early years which enables a smooth transition for students coming from kindergarten and also allows us to get to know students strengths and interests.
Another important aspect of the junior class is the child’s social and emotional development. We follow the Program Achieve philosophy teaching the 5 keys to success. These are Resilience, Persistence, Getting Along, Confidence and Organisation. This program perfectly complements our bluearth program which addresses the following critical areas of student development. The ability to concentrate and remain focussed on specific tasks, self-confidence, cooperation, awareness of others, a willingness to accept new challenges, improving behaviour/choices and a desire to attend school on Bluearth days.
The children also join in specialist classes of LOTE-Indonesian, Art, Library and Music. They also take part in the Kitchen / Garden program from Foundation through to Grade 6.