“All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.” Martin H Fischer
Dainfern College Junior Preparatory is an energised, lively, carefully structured and engaging environment where children from Grade 0 to Grade 3 are encouraged to be curious, creative and collaborative within a warm and nurturing community of inspiring and dedicated teachers.
We believe that the foundations of learning, values, character and relationships are laid in childhood and so we nurture the future citizens of our school, our society and our world within an ethos that is intentionally inclusive, respectful of others, and simultaneously diverse, valuing difference and filled with opportunities to grow and learn in every respect.
Our school is a vibrant place where children explore and learn to develop their individual strengths within an ethos that values and creates opportunities for active participation in academics, sport, culture, leadership and service. Our youngest students experience and develop a love for, and appreciation of these areas, as well as a capacity to further grow and develop in each of them.
Recognising that play is an essential component of childhood, we work within a playful context that motivates and engages our children, giving them a voice and developing their confidence.
We strive for excellence in all areas, understanding that learning involves challenges that develop determination, perseverance, independent thought and resilience. Each year our students are exposed to new and exciting challenges.
The Junior Prep at Dainfern College is a busy, lively, exceptionally happy place!
“Around here we don’t look backwards for very long… we keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney
Our holistic approach to education creates opportunities for active participation in all spheres of school life.
Our tuckshop provides healthy snacks and meals for pre-orders that can be delivered to our Junior Prep students.
We offer supervised Aftercare every afternoon and also run a Homework Club as part of our extramural offer.