Starting school can be a huge step for any
child. Wearing a new uniform, understanding
boundaries, responding to stimuli are all
part of the educational process.
The appetite for learning is voracious at
this age – as is the need for understanding
young boys and steering them in the right
direction. The concept of nurturing becomes
all-important and in the Preparatory
School we pride ourselves in building solid
foundations for life long learning.
The IB Primary Years Program (PYP) guides
the teaching and learning from Reception
to Year 6.
Our classes in the early years are structured so
that individual needs are easily met. Specialists
in Art, Music, Physical Education, French,
Chinese, a modern Library and Technology
Studies broaden and enrich boys’ skills.
In addition, comprehensive Before and
After School Hours Care and Vacation
Programs are offered for students.
In the middle years, boys become young
men and start expanding their own
boundaries. We take their education
further, developing their understanding
of who and what they can become in life.
Our approach to teaching and learning
transcends the focus of traditional school
subjects and focuses on a more holistic
view of knowledge. Students literally think
beyond their school experience through
independent study and thinking to achieve
their personal best and individual success.
Through years 7-9 we offer the IB Middle
Years Program (MYP) designed to suit
adolescent boys. We take boys out of the
classroom for eduKart, eduCook and the
Wambana Extended Stay Program to
introduce them to the wider classroom
The senior years are the ones that truly
shape the character of a man. The
experiences we offer all our young men
are diverse and go well beyond the
normal educational curriculum.
Our Senior School curriculum for years
10-12 set the highest standards, and
we offer a diverse range of subjects and
courses that help develop the individual
and his scholastic directions.
We offer the South Australian Certificate
of Education (SACE), the International
Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and
Vocational Education and Training
(VET) balanced through leadership
development, community service,
music and sporting programs.
Our dedicated Careers Counsellor
works with the boys and their parents
to maximise all future opportunities