Throughout the year we recognise student achievements at year level
or Junior School assemblies.
The Junior School has a commitment to the development of strong
intra and interpersonal relationships in students through the teaching
of programs that build positive relationships, acknowledge diversity
and foster tolerance, wisdom and stewardship.
The transition from Pre School to school is a very important part
of a child’s school life.
20% of the Junior School students have been assessed as gifted,
either through testing by an educational psychologist, or through
screening based on teacher or family nomination.
Early Intervention is a one to one literacy program for Year One
students who have had approximately one year at school.
Every class has one lesson per week with a specialist drama teacher.
Students at The Heights have the chance to participate in Wakakirri
Story Dance, which is the largest national performing arts event
for Australian schools, with over five hundred entries this year.
Each year the school prepares a “Festival Choir” that
participates in the South Australian Public Schools Festival of
Music, which is a series of concerts held at the Festival Theatre
Students at the Heights learn Indonesian from Recception to Year 12
Funtastics is a program designed for Junior Primary aged children
who may be experiencing difficulties with some gross motor skills
such as hopping, balancing and ball skills.
Regular attendance is crucial for successful learning. Once students
have a pattern of absence from school it often escalates through
subsequent school years. Attendance data is included in student reports. Families are contacted if a child's attendance is of concern.
Christian Pastoral Support Worker
The Junior School is supported 15 hpw with the services of a CPSW. She supports the well being of students and families through pastoral care.