Join Junior School in Upper Primary
Lots of parents start their child in Year 5 and Year 6 to take advantage of the extensive opportunities available at CCGS and to ensure their child is settled and ready for the senior years to come.
Due to an increase in enrolment demand into upper primary, we are pleased to confirm we will be continuing with four classes in Year 5 for 2015 and will establish a fourth class in Year 6 for 2015. There are many benefits for students in joining CCGS in Year 5 and Year 6 and the additional classes mean class sizes can be kept small.
A wide choice of sports teams and music ensembles, a Year 6 performing arts production, leadership opportunities and a cutting edge Notebook computer program are part of the engaging and stimulating mix which inspires young minds for the next stage of their learning journey.
Watch Jesse's story about starting CCGS in upper primary to see how she settled in:
Why change schools in Upper Primary?
Commence Stage 3 learning
These two years in Upper Primary help students to adjust to our learning programs, establish friendships and make a seamless transition to an ever expanding vista of opportunities in Years 7‐12.
Year 5 is a main intake year at CCGS so your child will share the excitement of their first day at a new school with other boys and girls in exactly the same situation. Many are joining in Year 6 too, and our orientation program ensures a smooth transition. Your child will be nurtured by caring teachers experienced in welcoming new children to Upper Primary and helping them settle in. Parents are sure to make new friends too. Social events for parents and families organised by the Parent Representatives offer informal occasions to meet other parents.
More specialist attention
Your child's main class teacher guides them securely through the core curriculum, including key literacy and numeracy skills. Specialist teachers fire their imagination, spirit and intellect by delivering stimulating programs in Art, Languages, Music and PDHPE. The Learning Support team intervenes to offer extension and support when and where they need it. Our K-6 Wellbeing Coordinator addresses the emotional and social needs of Junior School students. Your child's school diary keeps you in touch with teachers on a daily basis and you can make an appointment to see them at any time.
Notebook computers, used in integrated and meaningful ways within the curriculum, are the most powerful ICT tool for enhancing learning. In Year 5 the Laptop Program commences and continues through to Year 9. Classrooms are fitted with interactive Smart boards and purpose-built furniture for Notebooks.
Exciting opportunities beyond the classroom
Our fabulous facilities and diverse cocurricular programs offer your child a wide range of opportunities in Sport, Music and Performing Arts that may not be available at your current school, including annual Outdoor Education camps from Year 3 onwards.
You can view the percentage of Year 5 CCGS students achieving Band 5 or 6 in Naplan tests (compared to State school students) here. Looking further ahead, details of our consistently outstanding HSC results can be found in the Headmaster's Report.
Maximised academic potential
Opportunities to be the Captain or Vice Captain for each class commence from Year 3 and continue through to Year 6. Year 5 and 6 Class Captains and Vice Captains are often called upon to represent the Junior School at occasions such as open mornings and assemblies. In Year 6 House Captains are elected each semester. A Junior School Student Representative Council provides a voice for students in Years 2 to 6, with one boy and one girl elected from each class to be an SRC member.
Interested in joining CCGS in Upper Primary?
If you would like to arrange a visit or begin the enrolment process, head to Enrolments.