Upper Primary

St Mark's Church School

In the Upper Primary we seek to:

  • encourage children to achieve personal excellence in a raft of rich academic, spiritual, cultural and sporting opportunities
  • foster individual talents, challenge mediocrity and provide necessary learner-support services
  • develop in them a sense of their own identity and culture, and respect and understanding of other cultures
  • foster a move from dependence to independence
  • develop leadership skills and abilities

Children enter the Upper Primary (Years 5–8) around the age of nine years.  Teachers are committed to using the styles of learning best suited to girls and boys at this level.   Importance is placed upon the development of higher order thinking skills and problem-solving strategies across the curriculum.