The transition into Grade One is a significant one for our young students. Grade One provides both new opportunities and independence that will continue to develop during their time at SBS. Students in Grade One can now participate in early morning house games and sign up for clubs. They attend weekly assemblies in the Arts Studio and are active in school wide events throughout the year. The entry into the Junior School is supported by staff who recognize and acknowledge how many “firsts” these young students will experience throughout the journey of their Grade One year. Grade One is a time of new discoveries, a growing sense of the world around them and also of themselves in the larger school community. Ensuring that they adapt, not only to the academic expectations, but also fostering the social and emotional skills they will be developing, is paramount for our staff. The foundation they will receive during their Grade One year is essential for their future success.