Junior School

Junior School

The Junior School of Mamre Anglican School is a welcoming, friendly and happy place. It is a place where boys and girls thrive in an environment of respect, care and trust. It is a place of learning – learning about God, learning about self and learning about God’s world.
Within the framework of Biblical principles and values, staff support the spiritual, emotional, physical, social and intellectual development of each child entrusted to their care. Teaching staff seek to develop and promote positive relationships – relationship with God and relationship with each other. They encourage each child to develop a positive view of themselves as a unique and individual creation of God.

All teaching and learning experiences at Mamre Anglican School are taught from a Christian World view, incorporating Biblical principles and values throughout the curriculum. Devotion and Christian Studies sessions allow children to spend time in the word of God, learning to pray and to praise Him. The School follows the curriculum of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), incorporating a Christian focus throughout the Key Learning Areas:

  • English – talking and listening, reading and writing
  • Mathematics – number, space, measurement, data, patterns and algebra and working mathematically
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Creative Arts – dance, drama, music and visual arts
MAS offers breadth and depth in all curriculum areas with a particularly strong emphasis in the teaching of the basics in English and Mathematics. MAS understands that technology forms an important part of a child's education. Each classroom is equipped with an electronic smartboard and with three computer laboratories and a bank of portable laptops, our children are being well-equipped for the future.

MAS recognises and understands that girls and boys learn differently. Our teaching and learning practices reflect the individuality and uniqueness of girls and boys in a class setting.

MAS also recognises that individual learning rates and abilities are best met in a differentiated and integrated curriculum. The emphasis of teaching and learning is directly related to the level a child is at that point in time. Classes are structured to maximise social relationships in an academically parallel environment.

Each Junior School classroom is a community of learners working towards a shared purpose – “To Serve Christ”. The children enjoy a safe and caring community where they can develop their character, personality and a lifelong love of learning.

Special Junior School Activities

Junior School students have the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting activities throughout the School year.

Academic Programs

Enrichment ProgramsYoung Scholars Program
Da Vinci Decathlon
Mathematics Olympiad
University of NSW Academic Competitions

Co-Curricular Programs

Extension Art
Specialist Music Program including Peripatetic Tuition
Christian Fellowship groups
Whole school Class Buddy Program
Whole school Pastoral Care Program

Service Programs

Student Leadership groups
Fortnightly visits to local nursing home
Supporting charities such as Samaritan’s Purse
MS Readathon

Community Programs

Weekly Class Chapel Program
Grandparents’ Day
Easter Hat Parade
Book Week
M.A.D.D. Night (Music, Art, Dance, Drama)
Talent Quest
Twilight Concert for community

Sport Program

In the Junior School, physical activity is an important component of the curriculum. Children, as they develop physically, are taught the importance of good physical health and are instructed in skills for the various sports each week by a dedicated and fully trained physical education teacher. Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals feature during the year and children have the opportunity of extending their talents at Zone and State Carnivals. Students can compete in competitions throughout the year in oztag, soccer, netball, basketball, gymnastics and futsal. MAS also participates in the local Primary Schools Sports Association competition in football and netball.

MAS understands that children learn best when they are interested, curious, fascinated, challenged and motivated. We see learning as a life-long pursuit - not a destination. I warmly invite you to come and visit our wonderful school.