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Junior school

At Kuranda District State College 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 your child 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.
Prep
Students in Prep are provided with a balanced, stimulating and challenging series of programs.  At Kuranda District State College you will find:
·         a secure and supportive environment
·         experienced staff committed to and passionate about Early Childhood Education
·         Prep classroom/s that are open, spacious indoor learning areas
 Educating your child requires a team approach. The College promotes an open-door policy and value communication and   community involvement. In Prep we encourage parents to become involved in their child’s classroom and actively participate where possible.
Building upon strong foundations
Our College capitalises on the strong foundations in Prep to extend into years 1-3.  Literacy and Numeracy is the core business of our College, in every room, in all eight key learning areas, for every student, for every teacher. With this as our foundation, we are able to provide quality learning pathways for your child.
In Years 1 to 3:
·         we implement explicit teaching practices in the delivery of reading, writing and numeracy on a daily basis, using a variety of methods, strategies and approaches
·         consolidation of core concepts is a daily focus
·         teachers continually monitor and assess to identify individual students’ learning needs and
·         teachers are supported through coaching and mentoring to maintain high professional standards
 
Expanding thinking into Years 4-6
 
Learning of the foundations skills of literacy and numeracy are consolidated in upper primary.  Learning is further expanded into years 4-6 to include the development of more sophisticated skills to enable greater understanding across learning areas.
College students in Years 4 to 6 also:
·         specialist teachers providing programs in Health and Physical Education, Music, LOTE and Drama
·         engage in opportunities to access the Secondary Campus facilities of Music, Science, Sporting facilities, Kitchens and Design and Technology
·         may have the opportunity to engage in leadership camps
As a College we have a unique opportunity to provide a seamless and positive transition into Junior Secondary schooling. Our transition program prepares students for the organisational, academic, social and emotional demands of Junior Secondary.