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Junior KG-5 @ Tyndale Christian School

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The Junior (KG-5) section of Tyndale comprises of three or four classes per year level from Kindergarten through to Year Five. Each class has children of similar age with a class teacher as well as additional staffing in and Kindergarten. Year levels work closely and cooperatively together, ensuring a unified and harmonious working relationship between classes.

Junior School students are immersed in a world of cooperative, purposeful and interesting learning. Within this context, the gifts and abilities of individual children are nurtured. Opportunities are provided to use these abilities as the children work out their relationships with God, people and their culture or environment. Indeed, it is the school's view that relationship is the most effective teaching strategy and teachers should have high expectations of their students and themselves.

Teacher directed tasks, group work and cooperative learning are features which seek to balance the Junior School classroom.

Basic learning skills are given priority within the classroom timetable with a significant amount of time spent on Literacy and Numeracy. Each child is encouraged to accept the challenge of personal improvement and to work to the best of their ability. Personal improvement is not only sought in reading, writing and number, but also in areas such as wisdom, obedience, determination, happiness and creativity. Basic skills are viewed as tools to be used in equipping students for service as God's person in His world.

Tyndale’s Junior School loves to celebrate God’s goodness through communal activities and special events. Sport, excursions, cultural or interest visits, camps, concerts, creative arts and computer studies are important aspects of the Junior School program. Special community events such as Tynday and Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day are traditions which exemplify Tyndale's exciting approach to physical and social activity and which allow celebration and ‘memory making’.

Tyndale's Junior School offers a Christ-centred education and develops a firm basis upon which Middle and Senior School education can be built.