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.

Discover The McDonald College with our Junior Students


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Technology (using the Secondary School labs)
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
  • Music
  • Art
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • French


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.

Performing arts

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:

  • Acting
  • Classical Dance
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Music – vocal (choir and vocal groups)
  • Music – instrumental (string, woodwind, percussion)
  • Musical Theatre.


All Junior school students also choose an Elective subject:

  • Art – taking students beyond the standard curriculum expectations
  • Rock band
  • Technology, robotics and coding
  • Writing – exploring writing for publication

Performance sports

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.

Get in touch with our Registrar

02 9752 0507 |

The McDonald College Performing Arts Primary and Secondary School in Sydney
The McDonald College Performing Arts Primary and Secondary School in Sydney