Confidence-building learning approaches

West Moreton Anglican College's Junior School is renowned for offering an extensive range of opportunities led by our team of experienced and dedicated teachers.We inspire students to discover and explore their potential as well as foster a love of learning by encouraging creative and critical thinking.

Our nurturing and innovative schooling experience promotes the intellect, skills and capabilities of each student as we recognise that children learn differently and experience unique challenges. From Prep, students benefit from a comprehensive and inclusive sports, outdoor education and activities program, including weekly music lessons, which complements the Junior School's academic pathways.


Wealth of opportunities to thrive from Prep - Year 6, and beyond:
  • Focus on developing age-appropriate literacy and numeracy understanding.
  • Confidence-building and strength-based learning approach.
  • Meaningful parent teacher engagement and communication about each student's learning and behaviour.
  • Purpose-built facilities on a large open-air green campus allowing plenty of room for children's growth and outdoor play in nature.
  • Tightly-knit relationship between onsite OSHC and Junior School.
  • Smooth transitions between WestMAC's Junior, Middle and Senior Schools, on one campus.
  • Convenience of co-education which supports family unity.
  • Good flow on to inclusive extra-curricular activities from Prep, including the Eaglets sports program, outdoor education and music lessons.
  • Beyond academic goals, teachers focus on social and emotional development.
  • Junior School has a positive reputation for providing a calm and productive classroom learning environment which enables students to maximise their learning potential.
  • Safe WestMAC bus family, with convenient tailored routes, transporting children securely to and from the College.
Preparatory

The Preparatory (Prep) year provides a solid foundation in numeracy and literacy, combined with play-based activities.

  • The program caters for children turning five years old before 30 June during the year of enrolment.
  • To provide greater opportunity for individualised instruction and support, each Prep teacher is assisted by a fulltime Prep aide.
  • In Prep, students are fully integrated into the Junior School; participating in specialist lessons in Music, Health and Physical Education and Chinese.
  • Students attend Chapel and Assembly on a weekly basis and are included in Interhouse activities and other special events.

Key learning areas in the Prep year include:

  • Arts
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Religious and Values Education (RaVE)
  • Science
  • Technology

Years 1 to 6

Years 1 to 6 in the Junior School aims to further develop each student’s social, academic and organisational skills in a supportive environment.

The Junior School curriculum at WestMAC consists of:

  • Art
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health & Physical Education (HPE)
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Library
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious and Values Education (RAVE)
  • Science

Students attend Chapel and Assembly on a weekly basis and have regular access to our Junior School Library and computer labs.

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Community Feedback:

"I experience a warm and welcoming feeling whenever my Prep son and I are at WestMAC. I highly recommend WestMAC's beautiful campus and caring specialist teachers.''

Cassandra B., Prep mum

"We would be so honoured to meet your family to discover how we can support your child. We invite you to experience the magnitude of the opportunities on our leafy campus and the friendly WestMAC community spirit.''

Kirsten Mullan, Head of Junior School