St Margaret's School
St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School provides outstanding opportunities and a unique educational model for families with a coeducational Junior School (ELC to Year 6), and single gender (Year 7 to 12) senior campuses at Berwick and Officer.
St Margaret's Junior School is a fully authorised provider of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Our shared philosophy is a commitment to empowering students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and personal attributes that will instill in them a life-long love of learning, a desire to inquire, and an ethical responsibility to positively contribute to the global community.
This is characterised by the attributes of the IB learner profile which all members of our school community demonstrate and aspire to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
The PYP provides, teachers, students and families a shared language, structured and sequential curriculum and a consistent approach to teaching and learning.
Our students develop an understanding of important concepts; conduct research that has local and global significance; acquire a range of essential skills; develop positive attitudes towards learning, the environment and other people. The academic learning is enhanced by the introduction of the laptop program at the commencement of Year 5. Individual laptops provide valuable tools, which enables the students to develop key skills in digital technologies. The PYP program is culminated and showcased in Year 6, where each student uses their skills developed during their primary years to provide a detailed PYP Exhibition.
Extra-curricular activities incorporate music, sport, outdoor education, academic extension, Year 6 Canberra Tour, and community service inspires the students to embrace life’s challenges and opportunities. This provides a strong foundation for the students before commencing their senior years.