Our Early Years (R-2)
We have three Early Years’ (R-2) classes. Each of the classrooms flow into a large wet area beside our newest computer pod. This means that the classes are wonderfully situated to engage in diverse and rich learning experiences. Learning occurs within a play based model and features a blend of explicit teaching (where children explore the foundational concepts of phonics and number patterns), with an exploration of their identity as a member of a learning community.
Priority is given to the development of ‘learning skills’ that support students to work with others, build resilience and move toward a model of student-directed learning. Parents and volunteers feature as a member of our educational team as we believe that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Our Early Years’ students move into the Primary years with all the skills, knowledge and understanding they require to continue their learning journey because of the strong foundation that is provided in these early years.