Prep to Year 2

The first years of schooling are vital, laying the foundation for your child’s educational journey. With the right structures and support, children learn how to successfully interact with others, problem solve, experiment, take calculated risks and explore.

Socialisation is paramount to a good Junior School experience. The skills students develop during this time are critical competencies they will need throughout their entire lives. Shelford offers a strong sense of community spirit where students and families feel a sense of belonging and pride. 

Junior Discovery Centre 

Our Junior Discovery Centre (JDC) is a large learning area where students from Prep to Year 2 interact collaboratively, problem solve, and experiment and explore through play-based experiences. They very quickly develop passion and lifelong interests.

Our teaching in Literacy and Numeracy are explicit, giving students the tools to read, write and problem solve with numbers successfully, very early on. This is achieved by implementing programs such as Jolly Phonics (a multi-sensory approach) where students learn all their sounds. Their world of Literacy opens, and they become exploratory and engaged learners.

Young girls have a natural curiosity about their world and can explore these in different modalities. Technology is embedded in our curriculum and is well balanced with opportunities of self-exploration. Our small class sizes allow students to be risk takers and well known to their peers and teachers. 

Our specialist programs include Japanese, Digital Technology, Art, Music, Health and Physical Education.

Prep at Shelford
Shelford Prep students at work
Shelford Junior School