Year Level Details

Year 1

The Year 1 student at Riverside Christian College is fully integrated into Junior College.  While the Prep environment is self-contained, the Year 1 student finds himself or herself in the wider Junior College community.  This transition is monitored through a strong pastoral care approach.

In Year 1, priority is given to the important areas of literacy and numeracy development.  English and Mathematics are the core subjects for this; however, literacy and numeracy are found in all subjects.  In Year 1, the Key Learning Areas of Health and PE, Languages, Science, The Arts, Humanities and Technologies are further developed.  Specialist teachers deliver Language lessons (Japanese), The Arts (Music) and Health and PE lessons.

Swimming and Athletic Carnivals allow the Year 1 student to belong to the wider Riverside College community.  Junior College Assemblies and Chapel services also facilitate this.

 

Year 2

By the end of Year 2, a Riverside student will have a much stronger understanding of his or her self and will have begun to connect with the wider community.  A strong pastoral care focus enables the Year 2 student to develop confidence and feel safe in the wider Junior College environment.

In Year 2, priority is given to the important areas of literacy and numeracy development.  English and Mathematics are the core subjects for this; however, literacy and numeracy are found in all subjects.  In Year 2, the Key Learning Areas of Health and PE, Languages, Science, The Arts, Humanities and Technologies are extended.  Specialist teachers deliver Language lessons (Japanese), The Arts (Music), and Health and PE lessons.

Swimming and Athletic Carnivals, Junior College Assemblies and Chapel services allow college wide connections to be formalised and broaden a student's involvement in activities that take place outside the traditional classroom setting.

 

Year 3

In Year 3, a Riverside student becomes more independent and communicates with others more effectively.  A strong pastoral approach ensures the Year 3 student feels safe and is supported in their discovery of self.

English and Mathematics continue to be a priority, and literacy and numeracy are developed across all learning areas.  The Key Learning Areas of Humanities, Science and Technologies are often integrated and delivered through an enquiry approach.  Specialist teachers deliver Language (Japanese), The Arts (Music), and Health and PE lessons.

Riverside's camping program begins in Year 3 with a Camp Sleepover.  This non-compulsory camp gives the Year 3 student an insight into school camping with a one-night sleepover at Campialba, Hervey Bay.

Swimming and Athletic Carnivals, Junior College Assemblies and Chapel services broaden a student's involvement in activities that take place outside the traditional classroom setting.

 

 

Year 4

In Year 4, a Riverside student becomes more independent and communicates with others more effectively.  A strong pastoral approach ensures the Year 4 student feels safe and is supported in their discovery of self.

English and Mathematics continue to be a priority, and literacy and numeracy are developed across all learning areas.  The Key Learning Areas of Humanities, Science, and Technologies are often integrated and delivered through an enquiry approach.  Specialist teachers deliver Language lessons (Japanese), The Arts (Music), and Health and PE lessons.

Riverside's camping program continues in Year 4 with a combined Year 4 and 5 camp at Mapleton.  The focus of this camp is to introduce children to an outdoor learning environment.  Activities are designed to challenge the student; they include archery, canoeing, the giant swing and the re-enactment of early Australian history.

Swimming and Athletic Carnivals, Junior College Assemblies and Chapel services broaden a student's involvement in activities that take place outside the traditional classroom setting.

 

Year 5

In Year 5, a Riverside student develops an ability to take positive actions for their wellbeing; they relate to others and communicate well with others; they ask challenging questions and seek answers; they make informed decisions and act responsibly.  A strong pastoral care approach continues in Year 5 to ensure that the student is prepared for a more demanding Middle College.

The development of information and communication technology skills increases across the curriculum at this level.  The Key Learning Areas of Humanities, Science, and Technologies are often integrated and delivered through an enquiry approach.  Specialist teachers deliver Language (Japanese), The Arts (Music), and Health and PE lessons.

Riverside's camping program continues in Year 5 with a combined Year 4 and 5 camp at Mapleton.  The focus of this camp is to widen the delivery of the curriculum in an outdoor learning environment.  Activities are designed to challenge the student; they include rock climbing, the glider possum, "Van Diemen's Land", and Bush Tucker.

Our Year 5 students can become recognised leaders in the Junior College.  An application process includes a written component, an interview process and a presentation to the Year 5 cohort.  While these steps are rigorous they offer the perfect introduction to leadership.