Welcome to Primary
Our Primary School provides students from Prep to Year 6 with the foundational tools needed to succeed in their future learning endeavors. We focus on effective problem solving solutions and encourage curiosity and active participation in a small class environment that allows us to nurture students more effectively.
In The Classroom
The aim of the Primary team is to partner with parents in a learning environment that develops character and inspires every student to excel in their unique gifts and talents; to realise their God intended potential. We understand that parents and the school play an integral part in a child’s learning, development and wellbeing, and that children generally do better when there are positive connections between families and the school. We believe that effective partnerships, based on mutual trust and respect, and shared responsibility are imperative to the education of our students.
Our Primary program is immersed in Christian faith and values, with a strong emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and Pastoral Care. We know that children develop quickly in the primary years and consequently, we place an emphasis on providing a high-quality learning environment for all of our students from the very start.
Our program promotes a sense of God in all things and biblical perspectives are integrated throughout the curriculum. The Primary curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum and is carefully tailored to meet the developmental needs of early learners. All programs are purposeful and appropriate to the child’s current thinking, interests and ways of learning. Activities encourage children’s autonomy, intellectual risk taking, collaboration and responsibility. Students are encouraged to learn through play, investigations, questioning, hands-on approaches and from their peers.
At Wyndham Christian College the classroom teachers are responsible for teaching the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Integrated studies (Humanities, Science and Digital Technology) and Christian Studies. As well as class-based digital technology, all students have access to a device such as a Surface Go or iPad.
Additional to core units, students complete year-long specialist subjects, including; LOTE, Art and Physical Education. Music and Performing Arts are taught on a semester basis. The general capabilities are taught across all disciplines.
Educating The Whole Child
Through our strategic programs and learning opportunities, we want our students to grow in line with our “Five foundations of a Whole Child”. That is for them to grow spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially. This will be enhanced as they strive for excellence to develop and use their God given passions and talents.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
Our students are encouraged to engage in language, camps, music, sport and performing arts programs. These combined with our literacy and numeracy programs helps to develop them as a whole person. There is a focus on leadership and Christian character development and we encourage them to be examples to their fellow students in Primary.
Please visit out Beyond The Classroom page to see more.
Sport & Physical Education
Sport and Physical Education provide valuable growth experiences for our students, as well as being part of our “Health and Wellbeing” Strategic Priority.
Student Leadership development and opportunities occurs throughout the College in both formal and informal ways.
Outdoor learning provides opportunities for an innovative pedagogy utilising outdoor resources, with the purpose of creating rich and deep learning experiences by engaging students in real life situations.