When I grow up, I’m going to be a scientist, sports star, teacher, astronaut, fireman, doctor, dinosaur … I want to be a superhero who will help people. At Blackfriars, we aim to instill in our boys the confidence to be so many things but, more importantly, to first be themselves.
Blackfriars Primary School provides a nurturing, student-centred learning environment for the critical years of a boy’s educational, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development. It offers a diverse, challenging, and creative curriculum to develop boys’ capabilities to live and participate in a digital and global society.
Primary School students are offered specialised subjects including Art, Music, Science and Physical Education with additional teacher support available in areas including Literacy, Numeracy, Learning Enrichment and English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Assessment at the beginning and end of the year allows us to track the educational needs of the boys and measure the improvements gained in a calendar year.
Our staff pride themselves on getting to know each boy’s interests through our Pastoral Care program. This program includes the opportunity to mix with boys and teachers from the Middle and Senior Schools through our integrated House system. Teachers are involved in the boys’ extra-curricular activities including school camps starting in Year 4. Regular communication with families about their boys and upcoming events provides a crucial link to home and supports the partnership between families and school.
The Primary School buildings provide indoor and outdoor learning areas for active boys who need space to move, think and do. The classrooms have an abundance of natural light, contemporary teaching equipment, secure access to the latest information and communication technologies and also access to a safe and sun-sheltered play area.
Specialist Teaching and Support