Welcome to Sattler Christian College’s primary school!
In the primary school, the children work towards achieving Australian curriculum outcomes and beyond, while learning in a structured and supportive environment. All our curriculum material is presented from a Christ-centred point of view and prepares students for the challenges of middle school and future opportunities.
Biblical perspectives, faith and character formation, as well as social and emotional wellbeing, are embedded across all aspects of the curriculum.
Working in partnership with families, we encourage and equip students to make a difference in their world. The ‘Sattler Values’ encourage students to strive for their best in all areas, from personal to academic development.
Literacy and Numeracy
There is a strong focus on the foundations of Literacy and Numeracy, as these are the building blocks for learning.
We benchmark student growth with Acadience, PAT Testing and NAPLAN, as well as ongoing assessments. We know exactly where each of our student’s academic progression is and how to extend them.
We are an early adopter of synthetic phonics as a reading strategy and pleased to see the Australian curriculum is now following our lead. Our students are achieving amazing results in many areas of their learning, as you can see from our recent NAPLAN results.
We offer targeted literacy intervention programs to catch up students who didn’t start their schooling with us, including Minilit, Maqlit and Spelling Mastery.
These lessons are taught by passionate subject specialists that provide the children with opportunities to grow, develop and learn in a range of areas.
Language – Indonesian
From Transition to Year 6, students participate in specialist Performing Arts lessons which encompass Music, Dance and Drama.
During the year, all primary children have the opportunity to use their God-given gifts in the performing arts in class assemblies and at other special events.
At Sattler, we aim to instil a lifelong love of physical activity through specialist Physical Education lessons and co-curricular opportunities.
The children take part in weekly lessons and are regularly involved in development sessions run by local sporting organisations.
All children have the opportunity to be involved in our annual sporting carnivals which focus on swimming, athletics and cross country running.
In addition, Upper School children are encouraged to take part in inter school sports days through Top End Region Sport Education. Competitions include netball, soccer, rugby league and hockey, among other sports.
Tournament of Minds
Tournament of Minds (TOM) provides nominated children the opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork.
Challenges involve: The Arts, Language Literature, Social Sciences and STEM.
At Sattler Christian College, we strongly advocate for student leadership opportunities and for student voice. Leadership is a quality that every student at the college is encouraged and supported to develop within the safe and supportive school environment. The Primary School offers many different leadership opportunities for students – formal and informal.
Student leadership roles challenge individuals to develop a sense of vision and purpose as they take on responsibilities and use decision making skills in order to carry a project through to a successful conclusion. They develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills including: communication, negotiation, teamwork and reflection. Students are given opportunities to develop the skills of active, reflective listeners who respond effectively as they work with others to determine and achieve collective goals.
Children from Foundation through to Year 6 take on the role of leaders of their own learning. Through the curriculum and extracurricular activities, all students are encouraged to develop the skills necessary to be a leader. This ensures that all students perceive themselves as leaders and have the opportunity and confidence to take on leadership roles as opportunity arises.