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Holistic Education in PrimaryWhat tools do we use to facilitate the implementation of our ambitious strategies, in order to achieve the best possible holistic educational outcomes for each future engineer, surgeon, entrepreneur, artist or author (to name but a few) entrusted to our care?


The ability to realise our Vision to offer ’a distinctively innovative, successful and sustainable Anglican coeducation’ depends on an experienced and caring College Council, committed Senior Leadership Team, collaborative staff and motivated students, under the direction of a visionary Principal. Mrs Robyn Bell has led the College since 2004, and has instigated significant academic, structural, cultural and technological advancements, for the benefit of all CHAC students, in line with a long-term strategic plan for the College.

Being a House Leader has shown me many things I didn’t know about myself and taught me new skills about being a leader.

- Zachary, Year 6


The Director of Primary is responsible for staff and students in Early Years and Upper Primary. There is also a Deputy Director, a team of teachers and teacher aides, and Administrative Assistants for Primary Reception and Primary Student Services. For Japanese, Health and Physical Education, and Performance Arts, students receive expert tuition from specialist Primary teachers.


While CHAC has been named as a “top player” and “high performing school”, NAPLAN results illustrate just one aspect of a student’s progress. Success is achieved by the continuous monitoring of students as individuals, with differentiated learning strategies developed according to a student’s ability and specific needs.

To help facilitate the best possible outcomes for students, open communication includes parent-teacher interviews, student portfolios, and parent-student portfolio conferences. Primary students’ academic achievements are recognised twice a year at whole-school Academic Assemblies, as well as during the more informal Primary Assemblies.

Primary Assembly

Primary student receives award

Pastoral Care Program

The aim of the Pastoral Care program is to instil in our students a sense of security and connectedness within the College. Our Caring Holistic Anglican Community provides our students with a safe and caring learning community.

Another initiative which was introduced this year [2015] was our ‘Bucket Filling’, which has been incredibly positive. All students have actively been filling each other’s imaginary buckets by recognising the little things we do every day that are appreciated but often go unrecognised.”

Natalie and Tom, Year 6
Primary Spiritual Leaders 2015


The Primary Precinct consists of the Early Years Centre (Prep to Year 2) and the Upper Primary Centre (Years
3 to 6), each of which incorporates modern, flexible and purpose-built air-conditioned learning spaces, with undercover play areas and integrated playgrounds that are functional, beautiful and inspiring spaces for children.
The 1100-seat Auditorium is used for Primary’s weekly Assemblies, and Upper Primary students also participate in the weekly Assembly for Junior and Senior Secondary students.

Special age-appropriate times of worship are held in the Chapel of St Francis and St Clare. On special occasions, the whole school gathers in the Auditorium. Primary students also access purpose-built facilities for Music, Art, Drama, Science, and the College’s contemporary and student-friendly Research Centre.


Primary is fully equipped with College-based mobile technology including tablet computers, iPads, Window Surfaces, interactive whiteboards and interactive data projectors.