Early Childhood

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.