Junior School – Kindergarten to Year Six
Northholm’s Junior School instils young children with a love of learning. By providing students with a stimulating, purposeful and enjoyable learning environment we help them discover the answers they need to make sense of their world. Our learning program encourages imagination, deepens understanding and promotes independent learning while still emphasising the importance of students developing critical skills in literacy and numeracy. It is our belief that competence in these areas is essential to all children’s academic success and their development of self-worth.
Director of Junior School: Verity Paterson
Verity Paterson was appointed as the foundation Director of Junior School in 2015. Prior to this appointment Ms Paterson played a critical role in developing the Junior School ‘vision’ including the collaborative development of the teaching and learning programs and the acquisition of resources . Previous to this Ms Paterson was Head of Primary Curriculum (Year 3- Year 6) where she demonstrated boundless energy and enthusiasm for primary education. In her role as Director of Junior School, Ms Paterson is responsible for both the academic and pastoral programs of Junior School from Kindergarten to Year Six. This very broad responsibility covers the day to day operation of the Junior School, pastoral matters, including discipline of Junior School students, the development of the curriculum, appraisal of Junior School teaching staff, the quality and timing of Junior School assessment, and academic progress and reporting for Junior School students.