Learning in the Junior School is broad, deep and powerful. 

A rich and vibrant learning program, grounded in the 21st century learning attributes, is complemented by a healthy balance of co-curricular opportunities to spark your child’s innermost aspirations. 


Starting Kindergarten?

For many families, Kindergarten is the first tiny step in a big learning journey. We know that Kindies are special and they need an environment that nurtures their curious minds and adventurous hearts every day. You’ll find that with us. 

students doing a science experiment



Thinking of changing schools?

No problem! We welcome new enrolments all year round, provided there’s a vacancy.

We know that the decision to change schools can come with lots of mixed emotions. We’re keen to make your child’s transition as smooth as possible and put your mind at rest.

While you’re thinking about us, you’re welcome to visit as often as you like and if you would like to chat with key staff, we can arrange that too.  There’s strong demand for places in our Junior School so we recommend you contact our Director of Enrolments as early as possible.


Junior Snapshot

Junior School students thrive beyond the classroom in a co-curricular program that engages the heart, mind, body and spirit.

Students dancing

Performing Arts

For those with a penchant for performance; choirs, music ensembles and our after-school dance and drama clubs are a popular choice. Private music tuition is available onsite and annual performance opportunities in drama and music showcases students’ growth.

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student running in race


Students receive expert training from external and internal specialist coaches. From basketball to taekwondo and yoga, there’s lots of choice and something to suit all levels of fitness and interest.  

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student talking at microphone

Debating & Public Speaking

Students in Years 5 and 6 can join our debating teams and argue their point in regional competitions and local round-robin events.

In 2020, Flynn (Year 5) from our Ted-ED Club was featured in TED-Ed’s annual Students Speak Compilation.

Public speaking opportunities are available for all students K – 6.

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Students using ipadsSTEAM & Robotics

Focusing on computational thinking and robotic technology, junior students are completing a series of dynamic coding and robotic challenges.

Our STEAM Club encompasses aspects of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and robotics.  

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Year 5 is the new Year 7

Many families interested in starting in the Senior School at HVGS, are making the decision to start their HVGS learning journey earlier in Year 5.

Changing schools in Year 5 can happen for a variety of reasons. Often, a change in family circumstances prompts the change, or dissatisfaction with the current school, or for parents choosing independent schooling in a K – 12 environment, strong enrolment demand for Year 7 warrants much earlier consideration to guarantee a high school place. This certainly is the case at Hunter Valley Grammar School. Read more below.

What's happening in Junior School?