Preparatory School Curriculum
All boys in the Preparatory School follow a primary curriculum in the key learning areas of the Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, the Library, Languages, Physical Education and Religious Education.
All boys in the Preparatory School follow a primary curriculum in the key learning areas of the Arts, English, the Library, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Religious Education.
One of Christ Church’s greatest strengths is its diversity. As an academically inclusive school, we accept boys of all abilities – from those who are academically gifted through to students with learning challenges.
The Arts Learning Area Statement focuses student learning on aesthetic understanding and arts practice developed through the art forms of dance, drama, media, music and visual arts.
English encompasses all the language activities such as reading, writing, speaking, spelling, drama, literature, listening, grammar and spelling.
Chinese, French, German and Japanese are taught to students in Years 4, 5 and 6. Boys study one language per semester in Years 4 and 5, followed by one language per term in Year 6.
The Learning Development Centre (LDC) team works in conjunction with classroom teachers to provide support and enrichment programmes. All students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are screened, each year, and from these results further testing is conducted with identified boys. After collaboration with classroom teachers, programme recommendations are made and parents consulted.
The Library programme aims to make literature and information, in digital and hard copy formats, accessible to every boy, and to motivate him to read for leisure. It also teaches boys how to use information effectively for a variety of purposes, which are linked to the classroom programme across a wide range of learning areas.
Mathematics is taught by classroom teachers using learning experiences designed to lead to the achievement of Outcome Statements that relate to the WA Curriculum Framework.
The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) policy for the School focuses on the idea of a cross curricular model where each student is given the opportunity to learn how to make use of those aspects of ICT which can enhance the way in which he carries out his work in school; in learning, researching, problem solving and presentation.
In the Prep School Science curriculum the emphasis is on hands-on activities as the foundation for learning.
Physical Education provides students with an understanding of health issues and the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities.
Religious Education is based on a Bible story approach.