There are 3 grade 1/2 classes and one Prep/1 class, in the junior department this year.  The number of students in each class is low enabling the implementation of an effective, interactive and vibrant learning environment in each class. All junior classrooms are busy, bright places and children are often engaged in hands-on activities. Every day there is a two hour literacy block focussing on a balanced literacy and numeracy program. Children can be seen reading independently in every room between 9 and 9.30 when teachers use this time to conference with individuals to strengthen their reading skills and to set individual learning goals. Integrated Studies units of work allow children to explore the world around them, whilst an hour of Numeracy each day develops capability in this area.

 The students have participated in a variety of whole school activity days which have included multi-age groupings. These days have included a Science Day, dressing up for Book week , Olympic Spirit Day, Numeracy and Literacy Family night and more.

All students enjoy three Specialist sessions per week. They include Art, Physical Education and Music. Perceptual Motor Program and Library are covered during department rotations.

The Junior Department at Specimen Hill is a busy place full of fun, friendship and learning.