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Junior School

Welcome to the Somerset College Junior School!

It is with a great sense of pride and excitement that I return to Somerset College as the Head of Junior School. My connection with the College began back in 1984, when I first attended as a Year 6 student. After graduating in 1990, I continued to watch the College grow and develop into the educational institution that it is today.

While change over the years has been significant, some things have never changed. Professional and dedicated staff, programmes encouraging excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and personal development, and well-resourced classrooms, continue to ensure students are well-prepared to take on their role as active and informed global citizens. Through a holistic education, Somerset students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to look beyond their own walls to determine how they may be able to help others, both within their own local and wider community.

Community is important at Somerset College, and through developing an effective partnership between the home and school, we aim to provide the very best education that we can for your child.

Paul Taylor

Head of the Junior School

Junior School News

2017 - W5 - T2 - beliefs excursion

Year 4 Beliefs Excursion

By Nicole Fann, 4F PYP Classroom Teacher

Students in Year 4 have been inquiring into the diversity of different belief systems around the world. The students are encouraged to develop an awareness of different perspectives from major belief systems and ultimately to understand their own personal beliefs and values. As part of their study, the students were invited to experience the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple in Brisbane and the Gold Coast Islam Centre in Arundel. During their time at the temple, the students were provided a guided tour of the grounds in small groups, and were encouraged to explore the many different buildings and their offerings. It was wonderful to see the students respectfully listen and pay attention to the ways and rituals that were being modelled during their time at the temple. Whilst it was a damp rainy day, Year 4 still managed to enjoy a well-deserved lunch picnic at the nearby Temple Gardens.

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