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 curriculum in the kindergarten year. Pre-primary (or Foundation year) to Year 2 curriculum is guided by the new Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science and History.