The Junior School consists of classes from grades 3 to 5. Students from grade 4 onwards have the opportunity of studying in mathematics and environmental studies in English.
The Junior School has a broad-based development approach for its students and provides facilities for sports (athletics, cricket, rugby, swimming, soccer, table tennis, badminton, chess, scrabble, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, and tennis) and encourages their involvement in the numerous clubs and societies (such as nature, stamp, and creative clubs; art circle, science society, and social service union.)
To develop creativity, self-esteem and confidence, the the Junior School offers Cub Scouting, Western band, Kandyan and Indian dancing, Western and Oriental singing.
The extra-curricular activities and the wide variety of sports help our students develop their creativity, cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills to the best of their abilities, preparing them for the next step in their schooling career.
Junior School and Grade 6 ICT software
The Junior ICT curriculum is changing and we are introducing more programming and computer science related material. The following software is open-source and available to download and install for free:
Scratch is a visual programming environment and can be used online or installed on a pc.
We will be using Scratch from Grade 3 to 4 to teach programming concepts and problem solving.
Details for parents: https://scratch.mit.edu/parents/
Downloadable version is here: https://scratch.mit.edu/download
We are also covering the ICT syllabus for Grade 5 and 6 in the Junior School. For these students you can install Snap! programming language.
Developed by the University of California, Berkeley, Snap! is built on top of Scratch and has advanced programming features:
Online version: https://snap.berkeley.edu/site/
Downloadable version: https://snap.berkeley.edu/site/offline