Junior School (K–Year 4)

Making Connections

Junior Students at the Castle Hill campus are guided to explore and grow academically while encouraging a strong connection to faith, self and others.

Castle Hill Campus
Curriculum

Curriculum

Laying firm foundations

We provide students with the skills they need to thrive in their schooling years, with a particular focus on numeracy and literacy, using evidence-based, effective programs to enable students to succeed in the school environment. Our students also benefit from our emphasis on wellbeing, with specialist programs currently being rolled out to all year levels to encourage and empower students to develop resilience, compassion, and nurture for their peers and wider community.

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Curriculum

The Key Learning Areas are:

  • Bible
  • English
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

A specialist Learning Support team are also employed to help those who have difficulties with academic subjects. This assistance 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.

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Wellbeing
Wellbeing

Here at Hills Adventist College we are committed to providing quality and inclusive learning opportunities for all our students, placing a high level of importance on nurturing student wellbeing and positive mental health.

So how do we do this? We have a strong team of experienced Teachers, Chaplains and Counsellors who take the time to get to know and understand each student. They provide mentorship, guidance and foster in students a sense of belonging and involvement which helps them develop a strong sense of positive wellbeing.

A wellbeing focused program similar to the Invictus program we offer in the Middle and Senior Schools, is planned to rolled out in 2021. Watch this space!

Extra Curricular
Extra
Curricular

Students have the opportunity to participate in various extra-curricular and after school activities at the College.

There is an additional cost involved in this and information is sent to families at the commencement of each year.

Music Tuition is available for students who would like to learn an instrument.  This is facilitated by private tutors that attend the College during the day, to save you transporting your child to music tuition after school.  Costs and availability can be discussed with the tutor directly.

After school activities such as soccer and tennis are also available during school terms.

Testimonials
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Current Parent

"My husband and I recently made the decision to move our two children from the public school system to Hills Adventist College. In their previous school…”
environment, we felt they were not…" receiving the support they needed to reach their full potential. Hills Adventists College was recommended to us by a friend and all it took was a tour of the College to cement our decision.”

Junior School Parent

"We are at the Castle Hill Campus. We are not Adventist’s and have always been included in all aspects of college life. We love the caring and nurturing nature of the school and the great community feel."

Current Parent

"Overall I’m so impressed with Hills Adventist College. The best thing about the school is the teachers. Every teacher I meet knows my son and has something nice to say about him. The teachers do a lot to make sure the students feel safe and secure at school. They are approachable and easy to get in contact with. The staff do a lot to make school FUN. The quality of teaching is excellent and there are learning support teachers available for students who need extra help. If you are considering this school for your child I would definitely recommend getting in contact and making a time to see the school. Attending the school has had a positive impact on my children and I’m very happy they go to Hills Adventist College.”
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The Adventist Advantage

Hills Adventist College offers a comprehensive education for your children, from Pre-school, and a Pre-Kinder year called ‘Prep’, to Primary School and onto Secondary School across two campuses.

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