Resourcing for a better future
Twenty-first century education must prepare students for an unknown world.
Classrooms at Hills Junior campus are well-resourced, with SmartBoards in most rooms. The library and computer laboratory provide ideal learning environments, allowing students the enjoyment of holding a book in their hand as well as opportunities to safely connect to worldwide resources via the internet. They are able to develop the expertise needed for today's world within a safe and guided environment.
Two playgrounds, an oval and quadrangle area allows students the opportunity to play safely outdoors and interact through physical play and creative imagination which is so important in childhood.
Developing knowledge and learning skills.
Hills Adventist College has a holistic approach to education, placing great emphasis on students achieving to their highest potential academically. Hills Junior provides a well-rounded and challenging curriculum that is designed to provide your child with access to up-to-date resources within a wide variety of subjects. All teaching is compliant with New South Wales Board of Studies Curriculum.
The Key Learning Areas are:
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and its Environment
- Creative Arts – Dance, Drama, specialist Art and Music teachers
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
A specialist learning support teacher is also employed to help those who have difficulties with academic subjects. This help is available individually or in small groups in a specialised support room, or within the classroom environment, as is appropriate for the needs of each child.
Students are able to extend themselves through Catalyst Activities such as Number Crunch, Science and Art Competitions. Other activities include Inter-school Spelling Bee, Academic Olympics and ICAS [Educational Assessments Australia] Competitions. (insert link to ICAS here https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about)