Early Learning (Kindergarten to Year 2)
Early Learning from Kindergarten to Year 2 is a dynamic and purposeful place of learning where creativity, questioning, exploration and the encouragement of wonder is at the heart of everything we do.
As play is an essential part of learning and development for children, play-based learning is a valued component of learning across all curriculum areas. Children are given the opportunity to explore the local Cycad and Sand Forests during Forest School and lead their own learning as they explore and discover the surrounding native bushland.
Independence is nurtured as they are supported to take risks in their play and learning and learn how to be safe and aware of others.
Language and mathematical skills are developed in meaningful contexts with the intention of developing a full and rich platform on which all other learning is built.
2021 will see the launch of an exciting new program developed specifically for Year 3. The environmental learning program (Forest School) is a year of learning focused upon the pristine natural environment of the local Broulee area.
Children will be encouraged to wonder and ask questions, to see answers to questions and to use their innate creativity to pose questions and solve problems. Children will spend time outdoors learning about sustainable food production and will create an organic permaculture from which they will harvest and cook what they grow. Water systems will be explored as they spend time at Candlagan Creek investigating the rich biodiversity of our local waterways.
From a purpose built, light-filled building housing a kitchen and flexible learning spaces, Year 3 students will spend an unforgettable year using an environmental-inquiry lens to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes across the Curriculum.
Year 4, 5, 6
Learning in Junior School in Years 4, 5 and 6 aims to develop 21st century learning skills in reasoning and critical thinking through inquiry. Students are challenged to ask questions about the world in which they live, the events in Australia’s history as well as inquire into issues people across the globe face in everyday life.
Students are encouraged to become independent, persistent, creative and resourceful learners who think with flexibility and compassion. Students are inspired to explore problems in our local environment and to propose actions that contribute to a more sustainable future that will enhance and care for the diverse eco systems of the Eurobodalla.
Students have the opportunity to experience first-hand how to grow food and tend to chickens in a closed-loop agricultural cycle that incorporates worm composting and organic pest control. Freshly harvested produce is taken straight to the kitchen for cooking in our Kitchen Garden Program.
A holistic approach is taken to education which allows our students to participate in an exciting range of sporting and cultural opportunities including representational sport and visiting music and drama productions.