Year 5 is the final year for a Scotch College Junior School boy. It is their second experience of NAPLAN testing, along with weekly inter-school sport, a camp to Moray and the Junior School Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition. This is a ten-week programme, incorporating all of the essential elements of the PYP in one extended inquiry into ‘who we are’. The students also enquire into five other units of inquiry including, ‘how we express ourselves’ which looks at perceptions and misconceptions in relation to outward appearances, ‘how the world works’ through a scientific investigation of the properties of various materials and how these influence our society, ‘sharing the planet’ which enquires into biomes, ‘where we are in time and place’ an investigation into colonisation, and ‘how we organise ourselves’ through the regulations and laws of government.
Dean of Teaching and Learning - Junior School
The Dean of Teaching and Learning (JS) who is also the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) Coordinator, collaborates with teachers to ensure the delivery of quality programmes to the students. All academic and assessment programmes, reporting and pedagogy applied in the classroom is the responsibility of the Dean, who has a sound knowledge of the PYP and Australian Curriculum. In addition to this role, Warwick is the Junior School Teacher Librarian.