Welcome to Primary

Our Primary School provides students from Prep to Year 6 with the foundational tools needed to succeed in their future learning endeavors. We focus on effective problem solving solutions and encourage curiosity and active participation in a small class environment that allows us to nurture students more effectively.

In The Classroom

The aim of the Primary team is to partner with parents in a learning environment that develops character and inspires every student to excel in their unique gifts and talents; to realise their God intended potential. We understand that parents and the school play an integral part in a child’s learning, development and wellbeing, and that children generally do better when there are positive connections between families and the school. We believe that effective partnerships, based on mutual trust and respect, and shared responsibility are imperative to the education of our students.

Our Primary program is immersed in Christian faith and values, with a strong emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and Pastoral Care. We know that children develop quickly in the primary years and consequently, we place an emphasis on providing a high-quality learning environment for all of our students from the very start.


Our program promotes a sense of God in all things and biblical perspectives are integrated throughout the curriculum. The Primary curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum and is carefully tailored to meet the developmental needs of early learners. All programs are purposeful and appropriate to the child’s current thinking, interests and ways of learning. Activities encourage children’s autonomy, intellectual risk taking, collaboration and responsibility. Students are encouraged to learn through play, investigations, questioning, hands-on approaches and from their peers.

Educating The Whole Child

Through our strategic programs and learning opportunities, we want our students to grow in line with our “Five Foundations of a Whole Child”. That is for them to grow spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially. This will be enhanced as they strive for excellence to develop and use their God given passions and talents.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10

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Extra Curricular

Our students are encouraged to engage in language, camps, music, sport and performing arts programs. These combined with our literacy and numeracy programs helps to develop them as a whole person. There is a focus on leadership and Christian character development and we encourage them to be examples to their fellow students in Primary.

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Sport & Physical Education

Sport and Physical Education provide valuable growth experiences for our students, as well as being part of our “Health and Wellbeing” Strategic Priority.

Camps

Upper Primary students have the opportunity to participate in a camp program aimed at self-discovery, personal development and leadership.

Leadership Development

Student Leadership development and opportunities occurs throughout the College in both formal and informal ways.

Performing Arts

The Arts play an important role in the life of the College with students having the opportunity to regularly perform in various concerts, chapel and other events including our yearly College Musical.

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning provides opportunities for an innovative pedagogy utilising outdoor resources, with the purpose of creating rich and deep learning experiences by engaging students in real life situations.

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Enrolment process

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Need more information?

To find out more, please visit our Enrolments Page or contact our Enrolments Officer on 03 8551 6650 or via enrolments@hcc.vic.edu.au