McMillan House is St Leonard's College Junior School and caters for children from ELC to year 4 in a friendly, caring environment.
In a modern learning facility, our Junior School cultivates intelligence, innovation and an international perspective; producing responsible and compassionate leaders who place the welfare of others before their own and who are willing to embrace the challenges of our century as opportunities to make a difference. We believe that every child should be a capable, competent and active participant in his or her own learning journey.
Assemblies, playground games, cross-age tutoring and special whole-College activities mean that the children and staff in McMillan House are known to each other and a happy learning environment is created.
A variety of specialist staff are involved in McMillan House, including a teacher librarian, music, art and physical education teachers, school counsellor, learning enhancement teachers, and a specialist language teacher (Chinese).
Our programs in McMillan House follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Expertly designed for children aged 3 to 12, the PYP is a curriculum framework, which prepares students for the intellectual and emotional challenges of further education and employment on the global stage. The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. These units of enquiry foster academic, social and emotional growth, and focus on international-mindedness and the development of strong personal values. Importantly, the PYP values independence, initiative and self-motivation, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The IB PYP is also taught in our Early Learning Centre and shares many of the fundamental principles of the Reggio approach, facilitating a smooth transition for children into our Junior School.