To be honest is to honour myself, to honour others and to honour God.

Primary (k-6)

K-6 is a most precious time in the lives of children and a fundamental part of their life journey. When they join us, our students’ potential is just beginning to shine and by the time they move to the senior school, each has grown and progressed so much, we are proud to see the adults that God intended them to be starting to emerge.

All Primary classes at Hunter Christian School are organised into stages (1-3) that span a two-year period. Activities and programs are organised specifically to meet the needs, interests and development of the children compiling with the NSW syllabus which is also determined by stages.

Through the stage class structure we have seen great emotional, social and academic benefits in our students. Students' socialisation skills and emotional intelligence are excelled through multi-age classes developing greater social/self awareness and self management.

The diagram below shows the unique focus and context for each of the Stages.

Peacemaker

Twelve Key Principles for Young Peacemakers

  1. Conflict is a slippery slope.
  2. Conflict starts in the heart.
  3. Choices have consequences.
  4. Wise-way choices are better than my-way choices.
  5. The blame game makes conflict worse.
  6. Conflict is an opportunity.
  7. The Five A’s can resolve conflict.
  8. Forgiveness is a choice.
  9. It is never too late to start doing what’s right.
  10. Think before you speak.
  11. Respectful communication is more likely to be heard.
  12. A respectful appeal can prevent conflict.

Bounce Back!

Bounce Back! is an award-winning well-being and resilience class-based program for children and young people from Kindergarten to Middle School.

Bounce Back! offers practical strategies to help children and young people function well at school and in life. It promotes positive mental health, well-being and resilience for students and teachers plus safe and supportive class and school learning environments.

The program can help your child to get better at:

  • Using helpful thinking when faced with a problem or a difficult situation
  • Thinking more optimistically, i.e. expecting bad times to get better
  • Understanding that everyone has setbacks and difficulties, not just them
  • Talking to people they trust so they get a reality check on their thinking
  • Being brave and facing their fears
  • Managing strong emotions and turning a bad mood into a good mood
  • Getting along with others and cooperating
  • Setting goals, being resourceful and not easily giving up
  • Being kind, fair, honest, friendly, responsible, and accepting of differences
  • Respecting other people and not bullying others.

Community Service

At Hunter Christian School, we believe the measure of the success of our teaching is not in how much our children know, but how much they show. Encouraging our students to be active in their society is an important aspect of their schooling. Students have regular opportunities to support their fellow students within the school as well as participating in a range of service events in the wider community such as Jump Rope for Heart and National Bandanna Day. Primary students also provide child sponsorship through Compassion Australia.

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