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Learning Through Inquiry in the Junior School
At Wenona, the Junior School is split over two campuses. Woodstock for Kindergarten to Year 2 and Hooke House for Years 4 to 6.
Teaching and learning in the Junior School is built upon a philosophy of inquiry that celebrates curiosity, encourages students to be active participants in their learning, celebrates collaboration, questioning, global perspectives, personal challenge and achievements. At Wenona, learning is a lifelong journey and not a destination.
The Junior School students cover the NESA curriculum which includes English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, History, Geography, French, Mandarin, Creative and Performing Arts and Personal Development Health and Physical Education. Where possible learning is transdisciplinary to encourage creative and critical thinking across disciplines.
In March 2019, Wenona Junior School became an International Baccalaureate Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and will endeavour to become an authorized IB (PYP) school in 2021.
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.
New year. New possibilities. New adventures. New goals. Welcome to Wenona everyone!
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Junior School opened up its doors on Wednesday to showcase some of the amazing learning our K to 6 students have done this year.
This week Years 5 and 6 had a chance to demonstrate their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to teachers, peers and parents as part of their Spectacular STEM Showcase.
Yesterday Years 5 and 6 presented some spectacular STEM projects to teachers, peers and parents, as part of this year’s STEM Showcase.
“Creative’, ‘inspiring’, ‘exciting’ and ‘fantastic’ were just some of the words our Year 5 girls used to describe their latest STEM challenge.