Our educational program aims to support each child in developing their thinking skills, their creativity, a love of learning; to develop their potential, and build friendships through a unique program of structured and unstructured learning experiences at Preschool.
We recognise early childhood as an important stage of life, where children learn best through hands-on meaningful experiences with opportunities to build competencies and agency to resource their own learning, build their resilience and become considerate community members.
Our curriculum is informed by contemporary influences and theories including: Reggio Emilia approach, Ecological Systems Theory, Socio-cultural theories; and ongoing research into brain development in young children.
We aim to extend the children’s learning through their own interests or by introducing them to topics or concepts that may create interest, or extend thinking and creativity. Our program provides opportunities for child-directed and teacher-supported play which encourages creativity, initiative, collaboration and problem-solving.
The Kangaroo group children (in the year prior to school) participate in structured experiences focusing on specific literacy and numeracy skills, planning and organising, problem-solving, exploring narratives, music; drama and movement, as a part of our transition to school program.
Younger children, the Wallaby group, engage in group times exploring social skills, arts, concepts, literacy, music and movement, and dance.
We embed children’s voices and ideas within our Preschool guidelines as part of responsible membership of our Preschool community.
We promote children’s wellbeing through our relaxation routines which include guided meditation, sensory experiences, connecting with the natural environment, focusing on the rhythms and movement of our bodies and mindfulness. Wellbeing messages are shared with families.