Using a curriculum that features traditional tales, myths and legends, we have a powerful medium steeped in rich oral language from which to teach all literacy skills. Storytelling, drama and poetry are an integral part of our lessons.
A firm foundation for literacy is laid through a soundly structured teaching program throughout the primary years. Essential skills are taught in a systematic and sequential manner so that students can become capable, enthusiastic writers, readers and creative thinkers across all fields.
Students develop a love for books and reading, whilst learning through a systematic phonics instruction, reading leveled books, borrowing quality literature from our extensive school library and discussing novels together in upper primary classes.
Children are exposed to an unusually rich and wide range of literary texts, from kindergarten to Class six and great care is taken that stories, songs and reading material are of good quality.
We recognize that reading stimulates the child’s imagination and allows them to broaden their understanding of the world.
Creative mathematical thinking is developed by introducing concepts imaginatively, through practical experiences and by encouraging students’ curiosity. Skills and knowledge are practiced through written work and problem solving, where students are encouraged to use a number of ways to find solutions.
The essential skills of numeracy are taught in a systemic and sequential manner so that students become proficient in mathematics, agile in problem solving and skilled in number processes.
From chanting the times tables and learning mathematical processes, to creating beautifully precise geometrical drawings, we combine creativity, clarity and rigour throughout our mathematics curriculum.