Teaching & Learning

The most important part of the learning process is the quality of our teaching. We pride ourselves on having differentiated learning opportunities aimed at the needs of all boys.

From Pre-Primary to Year 6 we follow the Australian Curriculum in all subjects including:

English
In English, we aim to ensure boys learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated texts.

Humanities and Social Sciences
In Humanities and Social Sciences we teach Geography and History with a focus on the local area including the Swan River.

Mathematics
In Mathematics, we aim to ensure boys are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics.

Science
In Science, we aim to ensure boys develop an interest in science as a means of expanding their curiosity and willingness to explore, ask questions about and speculate on the changing world in which they live.

There is also a focus on specialist subjects including:

Art
An introduction to visual arts in the early years supports learning across the curriculum. Our Art programs identify ways in which your son can develop his ability to respond to and understand the world, to think, to feel, to shape and communicate ideas.

Drama
In Drama and Dance the boys will have the freedom to choose, to express, to act, to say and simply to be. The boys will be immersed in an environment that is fun and safe whilst they engage their senses in cognitive and physical ways.

Health
In the Health curriculum, we teach from evidence-based programs using PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Skills) as well as Aussie Optimism. These programs aim to help boys develop their social-emotional skills. There is also a significant focus on protective behaviours.

Library
The Preparatory School Library aims to develop a love of reading in all boys. 

Chinese (Mandarin)
The Preparatory School offers a comprehensive Chinese (Mandarin) language program for all students from Pre-Primary to Year 6, which follows a student centered, inquiry-based teaching and learning approach.

Music
The boys experience music through listening, singing, moving, playing, improvising, composing, interpreting, arranging and using new technologies.

Physical Education
Physical Education provides students with an understanding of health issues and the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities.

In Pre-Primary to Year 3, the program aims to foster a love of physical activity. There is a strong emphasis on play with a focus on fundamental motor skills.

From Years 4 to 6, the program shifts towards game play to strengthen and reinforce skill development under game conditions.

Personal and Spiritual Development (PSD)
The personal and spiritual development of boys is nurtured through a range of programs taught in Religious Education and Health subjects.