Senior Primary School

Private Boys Primary School


Boys who complete their Primary School years at St Charles College receive an extraordinary preparation for their Senior School years. They receive a solid grounding in Christian values, and their confidence is developed by our careful attention to the core academic areas. The St Charles College Primary Schools boys participate fully in the sport and extramural activities of the College and they learn commitment and build capacity for life in the process.

A key focus in the Senior Primary is developing independence and resilience in our boys. Opportunities for boys to extend themselves, take responsibility and grow are important building blocks of a healthy self-esteem and critical to building necessary skills for the next step of their journey through school.

St Charles College is a non-denominational Christian College and boys attend Chapel services and weekly divinity lessons with the Chaplain. More important than the knowledge and skills which are part of an excellent education, is the focus on the kind of person our boys will become.


We have pursued the Singapore system for Mathematics and Science for several years and we are able to verify that the very tactile approach to science and brilliant approach to problem solving is in line with international education expectations. Our research indicates that boys can learn to persevere with problem solving skills and emerge from the Senior Primary School with a positive attitude towards challenging difficult problems.

In a world where tolerance for challenge is at an all-time low, St Charles College boys stand out as confident, motivated and critical thinkers.


The Senior Primary years are unique in setting patterns of interaction with others. Learning old fashioned skills of greeting, shaking hands and holding meaningful and considerate conversations, are high on the list of priorities. The focus on reading and purposeful use of language can disarm many an adult as a boy in Grade 5 articulately enquires and directs visitors to the College. The dedicated teachers in the Senior Primary School play an incredible role in the maturity and growth of the boys in the Senior Primary years.

In recent years we have encouraged boys to pursue music through studying an instrument and the record numbers of boys who have flourished in this aspect of the College is astounding. Their confidence and pleasure in mastering the violin, cello, trumpet, piano, guitar or any other instrument for which we can obtain lessons is remarkable.

The Art Blast week inspires every boy through exposure to different mediums and various facilitators who show boys the process of thinking and preparation that goes into producing their work.


Highlights for boys in the Senior Primary years often include the various “Outward Bound” experiences. The memories created by these experiences outside of the school environment are often recounted many years later.

The Grade 7 Expedition is a much-anticipated tour that sees boys challenge their own perceived limits while embarking on an “epic” outdoors adventure. This time is filled with many “firsts” and is often a catalyst for boys’ character development.



While our Prep School achieves remarkably well on the Sports field, our competitive achievements are only part of the picture. We offer a comprehensive programme which allows us to encourage all of our boys to participate in as many sports as possible and so develop their range of physical and creative abilities. Our extensive facilities, together with the value of specialist coaches and teacher-coaches, enables us to provide an excellent sports programme alongside our academic curriculum and other co-curricular activities.

In 2020 we introduced the Wellness programme which proved to be an incredible innovation within our curriculum. Through our Sport and Wellness Programme, we hope to develop in our boys a desire for a healthy lifestyle that will last into adulthood. We are also pleased to have seen positive academic benefits for boys while getting exercise during their timetable.