Every day is an adventure as our youngest students jump feet-first into school

Pre-Kindy to Year Two

In our Early Childhood Centre, our priority is partnering with you and your family. Together, we’ll create and share learning experiences that excite and enrich your child. Each day, we’ll welcome your child to a fun, warm, safe environment — where they can be their beautiful self. At every age, curiosity sparks learning. That’s why we design our learning environments around the students’ interests and create learning spaces to encourage exploration.

The work of childhood

Your young child is primed to learn, and research shows that play is the best way to make it happen. With that research and years of experience under our belts, we incorporate play into everything we do in the Early Childhood Centre.

When your child plays, questions, problem-solving and critical analysis happen naturally. Practising these skills through play each day lays the foundation upon which your child can become a passionate, life-long learner. Not only that, learning through play will help your child form strong bonds and a sense of belonging in the classroom.

The space to explore

At GSG, nature is a big part of our Early Childhood programme. Spending time each week in the Wild Space and accessing the natural environment on campus will connect your child to nature, help consolidate their learning, and, best of all, it’s great fun!

Our 144 acre campus and connection to Miaritch / Oyster Harbour mean there’s always something to explore — and plenty of space to do just that.

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 Primary School experience and a transition period towards Year Seven, Secondary 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 Primary 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.