Welcome to NEGS Junior School. I am delighted you are visiting our website, and hope it gives you a good insight into our school. As you explore our programs and facilities, may I invite you to come and experience NEGS Junior School in action.
Successful learners of the future will be creative, confident and disciplined. Academic results are a component of this profile but they are not the only ingredients. This is why we want our students to have an education that provides them with the social skills, physical health and well being, that gives them the emotional strength to deal with life’s challenges.
At NEGS Junior School we offer a broad, challenging, academic curriculum, that is integrated with pastoral care initiatives, and sporting and cultural pursuits. Within the context of a family, Christian environment, we promote a fun atmosphere where boys and girls are engaged, motivated and self-directed in their learning.
We offer a comprehensive wellbeing program that draws heavily on the principles of positive psychology. We access the resources available from the Live Life Well @ School program, as well as the work of Martin Seligman and mental resilience. We work to develop each student’s sense of self-efficacy and develop the character traits that enable this, such as hard work, self-control, grit and adaptive thinking.
I hope you enjoy exploring this website. I also hope you come and visit us, where you will see that ‘There’s no place like NEGS Junior School’.
Ms Shannon Rosewood
Head of NEGS Junior School
Ms Shannon Rosewood, the Head of NEGS Junior School, completed her Masters of Education (Special Education) at Newcastle University and also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Sydney.
Ms Rosewood’s career in Primary education began at Blue Mountains Grammar School. She commenced teaching at Abbotsleigh in 2005, where she held the positions of Year 3, 5 and 6 Coordinator. Ms Rosewood has held the position of Head of NEGS Junior School since mid 2014.
Ms Rosewood believes that every child should be challenged and stimulated in their learning journey. It is her role to build strong foundations in literacy and numeracy across the school, ensuring that they are supplemented by engaging programs in all subject areas. Intellectual rigour, creative thinking and diversity are paramount to learning.
NEGS Junior School is a co-educational junior school for students from Transition through to Year 6. Located on a spacious and beautiful campus in the New England High Country, we provide outstanding education outcomes underpinned by Christian values in a family orientated school community.
The Junior School’s tradition of educational excellence has developed from both its historic and physical connections to the senior school. Operating from a spacious campus adjacent to the junior school, the senior school shares both outstanding facilities and specialist educators, allowing us to offer a unique learning experience.
Our classes are structured so that teachers can deliver differentiated learning in a supportive environment, ensuring all our students feel confident as they progress at a pace most suitable to them.
Our classroom and specialist teachers are committed to providing individual care and attention to each student, as well as maintaining consistent contact with parents to provide regular feedback on their child’s progress.
Specialist teaching staff complement literacy and numeracy development in the Key Learning Areas of Music, Library, Languages and Christian Studies. Outside the classroom, a range of exciting opportunities complement our academic program and all programs and activities are supported by a wellbeing philosophy that focuses on the social and emotional development of each child.