Junior School (Years P-4)
Welcome to the Junior School
Our vision at Mernda Central College is to empower all members of the College community to:
Aim High, Show Respect, Behave Safely and Value our Community.
At Mernda Central P-12 College, the Junior School caters for students in Prep to Year 4.
Our Junior School provides a supportive and caring environment in which children develop socially, emotionally and intellectually.
The expert Junior School educators foster students’ intellectual and emotional development with a differentiated, explicit and extensive educational program. Individual differences in learning are catered to and each student’s potential is nurtured and developed.
The Junior School provides a firm grounding in Literacy, Numeracy and cross curricular learning opportunities. The curriculum is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for all learners. It provides opportunities for students to build meaning through both an explicit and inquiry approach to teaching and learning.
The Junior School creates a love of learning, the skills of independence and initiative to carry students through life and become truly educated people.
The link between home and school is an extremely important part of life at Mernda Central College. The Junior School community involves parents, students and teachers working together in partnership to ensure each student reaches their full potential.
The Junior School classroom teachers specialise in the needs of young students from Prep to Year 4. Academic achievement and emotional and social development are all important aspect of student progress. Staff utilise opportunities to encourage and support the students to take action and make a genuine difference in the world.
Students are supported and extended in a variety of ways within the classroom. Literacy and Numeracy are recognised as the key foundations of learning.