JUNIOR SCHOOL LINKS:
Early Childhood Education
That, as a child’s first educator, parents are an integral part of their child’s learning.
In considering the needs of the whole child and acknowledge the interrelationship of the language, cognitive, creative arts, physical, social, and spiritual programmes that we provide.
In providing a safe and nurturing early learning environment which caters for all needs through a differentiated curriculum. We aim to provide stimulating and engaging learning experiences.
In the importance of oral language in the development of the whole child and acknowledge that this is an area of high importance that underpins all learning.
That play is integral to quality teaching and learning.
In providing a programme that is sequential, explicit, self-reflective, and allows for skill and concept development. Planning is a cyclical process based on the changing needs of the children in our class.
A unique child:
‘The starting point for all curriculum decisions will be the students themselves and their individual needs (we) seek to promote integrated personal development (that) relates curriculum content to students’ real life situations’ (Bishop’s Mandate).
We believe that every child can learn and we aim to be proactive in meeting students’ needs through early intervention programmes and other relevant support structures.
We value the development of each child’s resilience, initiative and independence.
We work towards developing a child’s intrinsic motivation and their enthusiasm for life-long learning.
We embrace each child’s cultural heritage and use this to celebrate the diversity within our community.
Pre Kindergarten - Three Year Old Program
Our Pre Kindergarten Program is an educational program for children aged three years. The program is play based and provides children with meaningful experiences that promote the development of the child and assists in their readiness for school. Our trained teaching staff create a welcoming and caring environment that will nurture your child’s curiosity and develop the spiritual, social, emotional, language, creative and physical skills that are fundamental to their learning.
To join our program, children need to have turned three years old. If your child has not yet turned three when the program begins in Term 1, they may be enrolled and we are happy to hold their place until their birthday.
The learning program caters for individual differences, interests, needs and levels of ability, thus setting the student up for future success. Our students are empowered to make individual, strong and good decisions that reflect our school values. Collaborative learning projects allow for students to develop the skills necessary for our changing world.
Students have access to a range of specialist learning areas such as Art, Music, Design and Technology, Japanese and Physical Education. The students actively engage in problem solving, creative and imaginative thinking and social skills. Each student works towards achieving the outcomes required at their level.