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In the Junior School we aim to nurture the growth of the whole child by deliberately offering experiences for academic, creative, social, emotional and physical development.

We view each learner as unique, and in order to maintain our inclusive school culture, the cultivation of relationships is our primary concern. We know the academic and wellbeing benefits a child will experience when there is a shared and respectful understanding between the student, teacher and parents. Our commitment to honest and regular communication supports connections and relationships within our school community.

The Junior School staff take pride in recognising the responsibility that parents place in Pembroke to contribute to their child’s education. We consider ourselves open-minded and reflective professionals who think critically about our practice and seek to continually improve. The Junior School teaching team is guided by contemporary educational research in academic and social/emotional learning. We work regularly with tertiary institutions to align our approach with current evidence-based practice, specifically in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

The intake years for the Junior School are ELC, Reception and Year 5, with occasional vacancies arising in other year levels. There are 2 classes of ELC - Year 4 students in each year level and 3 classes of Year 5 and 6. We have a cap of 15 students in our ELC classes and Reception to Year 6 classes range from 22-25 students.

Students are given a vast choice of co-curricular activities, as well as a wonderful selection of specialist-taught programs in Spanish, Music, Drama, Art, Physical Education and Health. Stimulating and collaborative learning opportunities include staged musical productions for both Year 2 and Year 5 students, an annual Artist in Residence program, an exciting excursion and camp program, the interschool Da Vinci Decathlon and the PYP Exhibition.

The beginning of a student’s life at Pembroke is diligently crafted to emphasise learning as lifelong.

Junior students reading