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Our Junior School (Years 0-3), provides a nurturing environment for our youngest students, as they begin their journey at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School.

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We work with our parents and boys to create a learning environment which is intellectually exciting, academically engaging and imaginatively stimulating. As you would expect of any part of the Saint Kentigern Community, we have a strong focus on instilling our school values. 

At the heart of our approach lies a commitment to the physical and emotional well-being of our boys, which reflects our belief that children have a right to feel secure, happy and valued. From the start, our Junior boys are guided to ask questions, make decisions, solve problems, and develop independent work habits. Our purpose-built Junior School block ensures boys have their own classrooms, as well as the benefit of shared spaces, for greater flexibility and creativity in teaching and learning styles.

We offer a rich and broad curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy skills. We complement our programme with Christian Education, French, Music and Physical Education, all taught by specialist teachers from a child’s first day at school.

Our curriculum is aimed at engaging and enriching our boys, through providing purposeful experiences, varied learning opportunities and challenging activities. Our Year 2 and 3 activity sessions consist of Robotics, Te Reo, Art and Science, in which the boys work in their house groups and across year levels 

Our Year 0-1 classes participate in a Friday morning developmental programme. Parent involvement in these small group learning opportunities is welcomed. Activities include; cooking, science experiments and art activities.

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Our boys benefit from many shared experiences throughout the school, including; the buddy house system and Celtic Day, as well as activities and trips focused on the Junior School. In preparation for future camps offsite, our Year 3 boys experience an overnight camp at school with the help of our Year 7 boys as part of their leadership preparation. Extra-curricular activities are available starting from Year 0, including; basketball, chess, cricket, football, tennis and Flippa Ball (Year 3 onwards).