In Primary, students gather weekly to pause in a noisy world. We go deeper to find meaning and draw upon the truth and beauty of the Christian faith. Each chapel is led by a class with students engaged in singing and leading the service theme and a brief age-appropriate Bible story from guest speakers, including many local pastors from various churches across the Hunter.


Following the NESA Curriculum, our key learning areas in Primary include English, Mathematics, PDHPE, HSIE, Science & Technology, and Creative Arts. Within this framework we are flexible in our delivery of lessons to ensure content is exciting, enriching and engaging.

All in all, our hope is that every child who comes to Hunter Christian School loves learning, feels connected and part of a larger learning community that is able to make valuable contributions to the world around them. We hope that all of our students know that God has a purpose for their life and that they can fulfil their potential and capacity. This is an excellent foundation to build in Primary for our students so that transition into our Secondary school is able to be navigated smoothly.


Discovery Learning

Working alongside our teachers, our Discovery Learning team provides research-based interventions and collaborative programming to meet the diverse learning needs of our students, both supporting and enriching learning opportunities. The team is led by specialist staff passionate about providing success for all learners and identifying opportunities to enrich the learning of gifted students.

Staged-Based Approach

Hunter Christian School provides staged-based learning to enhance the two-year NESA Curriculum cycle. Collaborating closely, our Primary team provide a comprehensive program, developing extensive teaching and learning activities across all curriculum areas. Based on current research Hunter Christian School is proud to provide learning enrichment across the diverse range of abilities of our students so that they feel confident and capable to take part in their learning.

Our Primary stage-based classes enable greater flexibility in learning.

Our stages are structured as follows:

  • Kindergarten
  • Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
  • Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6)

Continuous School Journey

As a mature coeducational P-12 learning community, we love and appreciate our shared spaces and resources. The learning journey of your child is greatly enhanced when your child is confident about who they are, where they belong, and where they are going. We are one school, on one site, with one leadership where your child is well known at each developmental progression throughout their journey at Hunter Christian School.

Igniting a life of purpose for your child.