Junior School

Junior school comprises Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2.

The Australian Curriculum Foundation

The Australian Curriculum Years 1-2

Our Kindergarten teachers are:

KKW- Ms Kate Wylie

KLO- Ms Lexie O'Gorman

KSP- Ms Sarah Paterson

Our Year 1 teachers are:

1CL- Ms Caren Lowther

1HT- Ms Holly Trindall

1RP- Ms Rachel Pope

1AP- Ms Alison Peebles

Our Year 2 teachers are:

2JS- Ms Jen Swift

2SC- Ms Carmel Coles

2CC- Ms Sarah Crawford

Literacy is an important focus in the junior years. Kaleen Primary School offers small group literacy teaching to all students in Junior School (Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2) to assist them in developing the strategies needed for independent reading and writing.

Intensive Language Programs are built into the curriculum of each grade level. The Learning Assistance teacher works with the class teachers at each grade level so that students are grouped according to individual literacy needs. In their small language groups, students are able to receive intensive and very carefully targeted teaching in all aspects of literacy, and most especially in Reading and Writing.

The progress of all students in Kindergarten and in Years 1 and 2 is regularly and carefully monitored so that each student is placed in the most appropriate language group. In this way we ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Our focus on early intervention and intensive instruction in the Junior School Literacy Program at Kaleen Primary School is indicative of our commitment to the provision of a superior learning environment for all our students.