Create a solid foundation based on curiosity, creativity and critical thinking

Years Three to Six

When your child is in Years Three to Six at GSG, we’ll work with you to encourage your child to explore their interests and learning style. The specific things that light your child up spark the curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking that helps them become more independent learners.

The Year Six Experience

Year Six represents a significant milestone for young people and their families as it marks the final year of their Junior School experience and a transition period towards Year Seven, Middle School. At GSG we believe Year Six should be an affirming experience whilst confidently preparing students for the next phase of their schooling.

Our Year Six programme is specifically designed to enhance the experience for our students, our programme includes three core elements of people, preparation, and personal development.

Our capstone experience is a personal development programme we call ‘The Anchor’, incorporating character, leadership, service and an exhibition of learning. ‘The Anchor’ is a year-long programme designed to allow students to explore their own character, develop leadership and service skills.

Skills for life

Each day, your child will have opportunities to enrich their skill and knowledge base, in line with the Australian Curriculum.

Our friendly, open classrooms and inquiry-based teaching style encourage the skills your child needs to thrive — things like:

  • Questioning
  • Analysis
  • Research
  • Organisation
  • Community building

Bolstered by a strong sense of community and belonging, there’s no limit to how much your child can achieve each day at school.

The space to grow

The Junior School at Great Southern Grammar gives young children just what they need — the perfect balance of play, hard work, and community connectedness.

Guided by your child’s preferences and confidence at each stage of their schooling, we’ll encourage them to give back to the wider community, learn about social issues, and explore leadership opportunities.

Personal and peer leadership (at the classroom and sub-school level) allow your child to learn to plan, communicate, coordinate, and problem solve. Most importantly, it will show them that their voice matters — that they can make change.

A strong partnership with your family throughout their schooling journey creates a stable foundation on which your child can grow, learn, and become the person they’re meant to be.