We are an independent, non-denominational, co-educational K – 12 school. We offer performing arts & performance sports streams with an equal focus on academic rigour.
Years 3 – 6
We take a holistic approach to your child’s education by enhancing the academic, creative, physical, and social aspects of their development.
Our small class sizes mean we can offer personalised attention. Your child is provided with an Individual Learning Plan and will receive the best education from our experienced and dedicated staff.
The range of performance streams and opportunities that we offer, coupled with a strong emphasis on academic outcomes, equates to a well-rounded education.
Our aim is to provide a structured transition to Secondary School in a supportive and nurturing environment where your child will flourish.
Science & Technology (using the Secondary School labs)
Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
We understand that to develop both gross and fine motor skills, young children need to learn how to move. By participating in gymnastics, acrobatics, and regular PE activities, they develop fitness, agility, and coordination.
We aim to nurture self-aware, confident, and resilient young humans who think for themselves and, importantly, of others. We actively encourage collaboration, especially when it comes to problem-solving.
In Junior School, students are exposed to several streams to give them an all-round understanding of the various options they will have in Secondary School. These subjects include:
Music – vocal (choir and vocal groups)
Music – instrumental (string, woodwind, percussion)
All Junior school students also choose an Elective subject:
Art – taking students beyond the standard curriculum expectations
Technology, robotics and coding
Writing – exploring writing for publication
Elite Tennis (Year 5 – 6)
Working in partnership with Voyager Tennis Academy, this integrated program allows students to engage in daily training in tennis at the highest level alongside their pursuit of academic excellence.
The program is designed for students who are already demonstrating a strong level of play.
Years 5 – 6 students participate in 1.5 hours of performance training per day
Training sessions are conveniently based at Sydney Olympic Park, less than 10 minutes from the College and students are transported by the private Voyager shuttle.
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After school activities
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