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At Wenona, the Junior School is split into two groupings – Woodstock for Kindergarten to Year 2, and Hooke House for Years 3 to 6. Their education is designed around a ‘growth mindset’ that celebrates personal challenge and achievements, and views learning as a lifelong journey, not a destination.
Junior School students cover the NSW curriculum, study a language (Mandarin or French), music and creative arts. The Educational Support Services team provides learning support, English language support and gifted and talented extension programs. In Year 5, girls begin Renaissance Studies.
As a proud Kindergarten to Year 12 School, all education is underpinned by a learning framework that aims to provide a common language and understanding, which all teachers and students can work towards and meet within their classroom and across the School.
Our Woodstock piazza space is purpose-built provide for hands-on activities, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to experiential learning. All students enjoy the use of Wenona’s Visual Arts studios, gymnasiums and swimming pools.
Our Outdoor Education program offers a range of challenging and exhilarating experiences designed to foster friendships and develop a sense of adventure, resilience, responsibility, leadership, teamwork and personal growth. Girls in Years 3 to 6 participate in specially designed camps.
Pastoral Care is a vital part of Wenona life; we actively foster girls’ wellbeing and sense of community from Kindergarten. For more information on how our Junior School classroom teachers, Year Coordinators and Heads of School guide each girls’ social and emotional development, view our approach to Pastoral Care.
Wenona finished off the year with Celebration Day, our annual prize giving ceremony, at Big Top, Luna Park.
Students in Years 5, 6 and 7 challenged and stimulated their minds in the da Vinci Decathlon.
The sixth final co-curricular concert showcased a range of repertoire from the hit musical Jersey Boys to Tchaikovksy.
Our Year 6 prefects tell us how the Junior School students acknowledged Harmony Day—the celebration of diversity and culture in Australia.
Aboriginal artist Wukun Wanambi spoke with Junior School students about sharing cultural expression through art.