Providence Christian College offers a comprehensive Primary School education programme catering for children in Years 1 to 6.
The Primary School Staff are dedicated Christian teachers who work to build a solid academic basis for their students while recognising and encouraging the development of spiritual foundations in their lives. Daily devotions encourage students to develop concern for one another and emphasise the importance of acknowledging and making time for God in their lives.
The Primary School curriculum places an emphasis on acquiring literacy and numeracy skills in an integrated approach across the nine Learning Areas:
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Health and Physical Education
- Technologies: Digital & Design Technologies
- Languages other than English (Indonesian)
- The Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, Media & Visual Arts
- Christian Living
In addition to the College’s commitment to the core curriculum, the Primary School enjoys the benefits of access to specialist subject teachers in many areas. These programmes include Physical Education, Technology, Indonesian and Music. Opportunities also exist for younger students to interact positively through mentoring and Buddy Programmes with more senior students. This interaction aims to encourage a College-wide sense of community and cooperation.
A Student Development Programme incorporating the EPIC Programme for the Year 5 & 6 Students, the ESTEEM Programme for the Year 3 & 4 Students, and the CARE Programme for the Year 1 & 2 Students address the following goals in a number of different ways:
Personal and social capability assists students to become successful learners, helping to improve their academic learning and enhancing their motivation to reach their full potential.
Ethical understanding assists students to become confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.
Critical and creative thinking are fundamental to students becoming successful learners. Thinking that is productive, purposeful and intentional is at the centre of effective learning.
Finally, the Primary School programme provides students with a balanced academic, social and spiritual development in preparation for entry to the Middle School.