Junior Department | Prep & 1
In 2018 the Winters Flat Junior Department consists of two prep/one classes with Fiona Johnston and Keenan Lucas. The classes are located in the building called Creekview. As well as large classrooms the building offers a spacious and light filled central area, which is used for reading, play-based learning activities and art sessions.
Students participate in weekly Bluearth (Physical Education) with Sam Milner and Visual Arts lessons with Juliet Jefferys. French classes are every two weeks with Katie Kilgour. Students also have access to the School Library to borrow books each week (Tuesday).
We also have a Cobbers Program, where an older student is paired with a younger student. This mentor program fosters relationships and supports our new students’ transition into the school environment. Parents are welcome to help out with a range of programs and their assistance is always appreciated.
Students in the Junior Department participate in “Activities” as part of our weekly timetable. This is a structured play experience which involves all the students working and playing together in our big central space. Activities are facilitated by the teachers using a selection of equipment.
Activities can include craft, construction, dress-ups, dramatic play, mobilo and singing. Afterwards the students return to their classes to reflect and write about their experiences.