The kindergarten environment allows students to be independent learners who use creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The flexible classroom encourages students to make choices to suit their strengths and goals.
Language, Literacy, Learning (L3) incorporates reading and writing skills in short and explicit small group lessons. Students are grouped based on current learning needs and these groups often change. The advantage of these small group lessons is that specific needs can be targeted. Whilst these explicit lessons are taking place, the remainder of the class are engaged in a range of independent activities practicing the skills they have learned.
An important aspect of our Mathematics curriculum is the Targeting Early Numeracy program (TEN), which provides opportunities for students to strengthen their counting strategies on a daily basis. Students are grouped based on their learning needs and participate in 10 minute activities using hands-on materials such as dice, cards and dominoes. We then complete a Mathematics focus lesson.
Science, Technologies, Geography, History, Creative Arts, and PDHPE are explicitly taught and integrated into other learning areas.