Nurturing our own strengths to build a better world

Overview

Masada College Junior School is fortunate to boast a dynamic team of highly-trained, experienced teachers who are passionate about their personal learning and the learning journeys they create for students. This creates an atmosphere that enables our students to achieve the best academic results while learning the skills necessary to be contributing and responsible citizens in the world around them – both now and in the future.

Opportunities abound in the Junior School. We focus on offering each student a program that best supports their learning style and needs. This ranges from the formal curriculum to the use of interest-based classes, personalised learning experiences and individual mentoring. Our curriculum provides the opportunity to develop individual skills and critical thinking to support learning and achievement.

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Curriculum

Masada College Junior School is first and foremost a school with a Culture of Thinking. As part of our Leading Learning educational package, every student is challenged and stimulated in their journey by evaluative thinking, the opportunity to lead and the acceptance of personal responsibility. Our aim is to help young boys and girls develop their learning skills while allowing the strengths of each child to shine.

The development of literacy and numeracy skills is vitally important for primary aged children. Our students consistently perform well above state and national averages in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

Masada College Junior School offers:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
  • Creative Arts (includes Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance)
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

STEM

According to the NSW Education Department, STEM education is the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary or integrated approach. In this regard, Masada College continues to keep its finger on the pulse of educational advancement with the introduction of Robotics and STEM programs, which ensure that our students are equipped with the EDGE to lead and achieve in the 21st Century.

Co-Curricular

Throughout the year, various clubs run during lunchtime to enhance the social skills program embedded in the curriculum, develop interactive skills across age groups and add to the learning experiences of our students.

The Arts

  • Choir, K-2
  • Israeli dancing, 1-4
  • Country Music, 3-6
  • Band, 5-6
  • Various instruments ensembles
  • Xylophone to the String ensemble
  • Playground art and crafts

Sport

  • Athletics, K-2
  • Fitness, K-2
  • Baseball, K-2
  • Netball, 1-2
  • Rugby 5-6
  • Rugby League, K-2
  • PSSA sports, 3-6
  • Soccer, K-2
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Plus more…

  • Chinese language
  • Drama, K-3
  • Junior engineers, 4-6
  • Chess
  • Homework Club
  • Lego/Board games, K-3
  • Dance

Extra-Curricular

Extra-Curricular

  • Chess tournaments
  • Da Vinci Decathlon ( not in 2020)
  • Debating
  • HICES Gifted and Talented camps
  • ICAS competitions
  • Maths Challenge
  • Maths Olympiad
  • Public Speaking competitions
  • Northside Workshops for gifted students

 

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