• Erica Thomas | Head of Newcastle Grammar School

Building Strong Learning Foundations


21st Century Primary students are being shaped in different times and have different characteristics, expectations, and communication styles – therefore engaging effectively with today’s students and their

families requires new strategies, solutions, and approaches.

Primary education has always focused on addressing the academic needs of students along with monitoring and encouraging their social and emotional wellbeing. Students today need more. They require encouragement to develop independence from a young age and to learn how to think for themselves.