Junior School

Grades 5 & 6

Nurturing Curiosity

Students in the Leahurst Junior School are immersed in an environment of caring where they are encouraged to ask questions, to master the fundamentals, and appreciate the rhythm of a classroom. Our students tell us that they most value being with others who are kind, curious and share their love of learning.







Character Development

Our “Be Kind” class focuses on friendship, reciprocity and resilience. Students are asked to consider the impact of their actions on others, to embrace humility and to be grateful. These threads are woven into the classroom, enrichment activities, and the outdoor education program. Developing self-confident and caring students is the goal at every stage at Leahurst College, and it all begins with our Junior School.

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With a strong focus on developing outstanding fundamental skills, subject-specific teachers guide our students through challenging and engaging curricula. In addition to traditional core subjects, our Junior School students study Computer Science, Problem Solving and Strategic Thinking, Music and Visual Arts.

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Dedicated, highly motivated and enthusiastic teachers lead our classes where understanding and fun are at the core of learning. Teachers instruct in their subject of specialisation ensuring that each lesson is taught with passion and expertise.

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The Junior School program is enriched in various ways: course material is taught at an enriched level, additional and unique units of study are included, and scheduled monthly enrichment activities allow for field trips, guest speakers and special events.

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Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered



Grade 5 & 6 students learn time management, responsibility and strengthen their understanding with reasonable amounts of meaningful homework.



Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in myriad ways, including paper and pencil tests. They are taught study skills, how to prepare for assessments, and the importance of strong communication skills.



Junior School students need to run and play! Recess and Physical Education classes allow students to get outside up to 3 times a day.

Parent Communication

Parent Communication

Email, Bi-weekly “Look Aheads”, Google Classroom, the Parent Portal, and monthly newsletters provide effective and consistent communication.

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