I wish to extend to you a very warm welcome to the Upper Primary Department of Saltus Grammar School.
The Upper Primary is one of the four departments that comprise Saltus Grammar School. Upper Primary offers four years of education (Saltus Years 3 to 6) that are the equivalent of North American Grades 2 to 5, with students between the ages of seven and ten. Most of our students come to us from the Saltus Cavendish Lower Primary and leave us to enter the Saltus Secondary Department. The continunity is of tremendous benefit as it gives the staff and students alike a strong sense of belonging to a large family unit. We are, however, very happy to welcome students from other schools and countries.
We believe that Saltus provides its students with a well-rounded curriculum delivered by teachers who have a sincere commitment to encourage the students to strive to achieve their potential.
The curriculum is designed to:
- Help children develop lively, inquiring minds and to enhance their ability to question and argue rationally
- Teach children to use language effectively and imaginatively in reading, writing and speaking
- Provide the basis of mathematical, scientific and technical knowledge
- Encourage children to become lifelong learners
- Instill moral values, including respect for oneself, for other people and for all races, religions and ways of life
- Foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment
The curriculum for Saltus Years 3 to 6 includes: Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Humanities, Art, Music, Physical Education, Citizenship, Information Technology, and Spanish. Children identified with learning difficulties are assisted by two Learning Support Teaching Assistants who work closely with the classroom teachers .
The Upper Primary calendar is filled with activities including intramural competitions between the four school Houses in sports such as swimming, soccer, softball, basketball, and in spelling and general knowledge competitions. Saltus Upper Primary teams participate in a number of inter-school sporting competitions. There is a lively club programme which is available to all students and which is managed by both teachers and parents. A large string orchestra, a wind band, two recorder ensembles and two choirs perform regularly at assemblies and in concerts.
We are fortunate to be supported by an energetic and enthusiastic parent body who are involved in all aspects of the life of our school. Together, parents and staff can make learning a positive experience for the students. We look forward to working with you in the growth and development of your child.
Tracy A. Renaud
Director of the Upper Primary