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Junior school

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​Thank-you for choosing Nambour State College for your child's education, and for allowing us to be a part of their learning journey. 

This is a great College, harmonising high quality education with a sense of true school community spirit. We are confident that we can, with your support, provide the best possible education for your child. This is embodied in our College Vision "To support students to excel in their chosen pathways nurturing independence, compassion, innovation and global citizenship". 

On Junior Campus, we recognise the importance of each child's unique qualities. Educating your child is a team approach. We promote an open-door policy and value communication and community involvement.

In Prep to Year Six we provide opportunities for all students to:

  • engage in balanced, stimulating and challenging programs with a core focus on literacy and numeracy
  • achieve success as a learner through a range of experiences
  • build positive relationships with staff and other students
  • learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Students bring to school a wide range of experiences, abilities, needs and interests. They have a natural curiosity about their world. Their desire to make sense of the world provides a platform to plan and review their learning through interactions with others, experimentation, scaffolding, explicit teaching, practice and play in the classroom and beyond.

We offer many programs to support, extend and enrich our students.

Prep - Year 1 Curriculum:

Prep lays the foundation for a child's learning and on-going success at school. Our Prep – Year 1 Curriculum aligns the Australian Curriculum, Age-Appropriate Pedagogies and assessment to 

Year 2 - Year 6 Curriculum:

At Nambour State College, our aim, in partnership with parents/carers and families, is to ensure that every day, in every classroom, every student is learning and achieving. We teach to the Australian Curriculum. 

Music:

Music is a strand of The Arts Curriculum. Classroom Music has a valuable role in our students' learning. The music program is based on hands on learning, with all classes learning the ukulele and percussion instruments in addition to singing and music notation.  

Opportunities to extend these skills are provided in the Instrumental Music Program and choir.  

Languages:

Nambour State College offers Japanese for all students in Years 5 and 6.  Academic English is offered to English as an Additional Language students who are already bi-lingual or multi-lingual and is a selective entry program. 

Home Reading:

Reading is always a priority at Nambour State College. Students are encouraged to read daily– personal books and library books that are age and level appropriate. 

A sequential home reading programme for Prep - Year 3 is also an integral part of a student's literacy development. Its purpose is to build confidence, fluency and comprehension of the text.  We ask you as a parent/carer to play an important role by listening to and encouraging your child's reading development on a daily basis. 

Years 4-6 students are encouraged to read for both leisure and research during home reading time. 

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Last reviewed 26 March 2020
Last updated 26 March 2020