JK to Year 2

With a solid foundation, students can thrive

Our teachers take the time to get to know your child as an individual. We support the development of the whole child which includes mental, physical and spiritual growth.

Helping our young ones grasp the basics is our starting point. We prioritise literacy and numeracy in the early years, with speech and occupational therapy assessments to identify those in need of additional support.

The play-based approach in the Early Learning Centre introduces and reinforces concepts in a way that engages each child’s interest. Play-based learning capitalises on children’s natural sense of inquiry and discovery through hands-on exploration of the world around them.

The benefits of Nature Play

Our natural environment and wide-open spaces spark curiosity and imagination.

Bright and airy classrooms are complemented by a variety of informal and formal areas that support different modes of learning.
Students learn through movement and build confidence in their ability to collaborate and problem solve.

Specialist Learning Programs

St Hilda’s specialist learning programs are taught by a specialist teacher who is not the classroom teacher. Specialist areas have a JK to Year 12 focus with a Head of Department who resides in the Senior School so that our students are well prepared when they reach Senior School.

Junior KindyKindyPre PrimaryYear 1Year 2
Physical Education
Swimming Lessons
Outdoor Education
Visual Arts
Design Technology
Digital Technologies


Playing a musical instrument uses all areas of the brain. At St Hilda’s, music starts in Junior Kindergarten. Courses include our Primo Strings Program for Pre Primary to Year 4 and Choral Program for Years 3 to 6, along with many cocurricular opportunities.

The skills learned in music assist all other academic, physical and emotional development.

Explore our Early Learning Centre

We invite you to experience the Junior School in action through one of our group or personal tours.