At Arden there is a place for everyone

Arden Anglican School’s Junior Campus is nestled in the leafy suburb of Beecroft. Our friendly learning community creates an environment where girls and boys are well known and well cared, and feel safe to explore and learn new things.

Large trees shade the many outdoor areas where students enjoy playing games at recess and lunch, building friendships inside and outside the classroom, which often last a lifetime.

Our passionate teachers place an emphasis not only on input and direction, but on facilitation; helping students build the skills to learn how to learn. As our students progress through the Junior years, they become more independent as learners, ready for the transition to the Secondary Campus at the end of Year 6.

Our range of co-curricular activities provide opportunities for students to try new things or develop current interests.  Whether they enjoy drama, public speaking, robotics, chess, music or sport, there is something for everyone at Arden.

Community is at the heart of Arden, and we know that the sincere and authentic relationships we build with our students and parents are what makes the Junior Campus such a special place for students to learn and grow. Many alumni return as parents to Arden, wanting their children to experience the same spirit of community of Arden as they did.

Everything we do at Arden is centred around our Christian faith, and we strive to model the care and servant-hearted attitude of Christ.  Our caring learning community strives to build both our students’ love of learning and their character, through the School Values of: Courage, Compassion, Hope, Love, Respect and Service.

At Arden there is a place for everyone; student successes, no matter how small, are celebrated. Our Junior students move on to the Secondary Campus knowing they belong and are connected to a caring and inclusive community.

Junior Campus Library

Our library is a warm and inviting space where students can explore and discover stories and reading

The Junior Campus library is located at the heart of our Beecroft Campus. The library is an inviting light-filled space which seeks to nurture a love of reading, stories, and books. Filled with a well-curated book selection students have access to the latest fiction and non-fiction books including eBooks, across wide ranging genres.  Our staff are always available to help our students discover new books and authors.

Each class comes to the library once a week during which books are read and discussed, and students are then given time to browse and borrow books to read at home. We have several literary-themed celebrations throughout the year:

  • National Simultaneous Storytime
  • Book Week and Author visits
  • Australian Reading Hour
  • Various literary competitions

All students are encouraged to take part in the annual Premier’s Reading Challenge.

The Library is not only confined to the actual Library space but reaches out into the playground through our mobile Library and our Story Walk. The Story Walk displays a complete Picture Book through the playground and gives the chance for students to read a book as they walk to class.

Our Year 6 Library Monitors help with various jobs during classes and lunchtime and this provides students with the opportunity to serve others. They also take an active role during our Book Week celebration by performing a play based on a book.

The library is open at lunchtimes when students can sit and read, play and draw, build and create.  Come and visit, it is a very special place.


Our friendly learning community creates an environment where girls and boys are well known and well cared for, and feel safe to explore and learn new things.