John XXIII College Primary Years 1-6
At John XXIII College we believe learning is a lifelong process. Our primary school curriculum and its entire learning environment, aims to encourage and set students on the path towards learning. It enables students to assimilate skills, knowledge, values and social attitudes, all of which contribute to the students' personalities and lead them to take their place as active members of the community.
The Religious Education program follows the Guidelines established for the Archdiocese of Perth. The Sacramental Program includes Reconciliation in Year 3, Eucharist in Year 4 and Confirmation in Year 6.
The school curriculum encompasses the learning areas of Religious Education, Mathematics, English, The Arts (art and music), Health and Physical Education, Science, Languages Other than English (Japanese), Society and the Environment, and Technology and Enterprise. Specialist teachers are responsible for Music, Physical Education, ICT, Japanese, Art and Library Skills throughout the primary school.
A Literacy and Numeracy Program has been developed at the College where specifically designed learning experiences assist the gifted child and those students requiring extra support.
We pride ourselves on catering for the needs and interest of children with special needs in our school. We have a well resourced Special Learning Needs Centre, known as the Mary Ward Centre. Special Education Teachers provide quality teaching and learning programs, while maintaining the integrity of individual learning skills.
The Primary school has a computer laboratory where the ICT specialist takes classes on a regular basis for computer-assisted learning across the Curriculum. Computers are also found in the library and all classrooms where children have access to the Internet; Smartboards are also used in all classes from PrePrimary to Year Six.
Our Music Instrumental program is available on a voluntary basis to all children. Tuition in piano, violin, guitar, wind, percussion and brass instruments is available.
The contribution of parents in the school is strongly encouraged and is a feature of the College. The contribution of parents is encouraged and parents assist teachers regularly in classrooms.
John XXIII Primary School offers a warm interactive atmosphere where our children feel secure and valued as individuals. Teachers offer a rigorous and varied curriculum across all learning areas. Attractive surroundings, quality staff, a rich and stimulating learning environment, together with a supportive parent body provide our children with a unique and effective education.