Our Early Childhood program is embedded in the belief that all students will be part of a school that offers a student-centred education, focused on the present and developmental needs of the children.
Our teachers draw on a rich repertoire of practices to promote children’s learning by:
- Being responsive to children
- Planning and implementing learning through play
- Intentional teaching
- Ensuring children have every opportunity to learn through engaging activities, hands-on experiences and in environments where they are required to make decisions and stretch the boundaries of their learning
- Routinely engage children in the kind of conversations that will extend their thinking
- Focusing as much on the process of children’s learning, the thinking dispositions we want them to develop, as on the content of lessons and activities
- Using a range of group and individual activities.
- Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
- Valuing the cultural and social contexts of children and their families
- Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to support children in achieving learning outcomes
The Early Years Learning Framework and the General Capabilities of Literacy, Numeracy and Personal & Social Competence of the Australian Curriculum guide the curriculum in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary (or Foundation year), Year 1 and Year 2 with emphasis placed on the development of Literacy and Numeracy skills of our students.