We believe that fun and order co-exist in Junior School learning. Explicit teaching is essential and partners well with exploration, discovery, and adventure-based learning. We also know the power of a Growth Mindset and equipping our students to that end.
We use research-based methodology and programs that systematically and clearly teach syllabus outcomes. Of note is the Australian synthetic phonics program, InitiaLit that we teach in Infants. Its effectiveness in teaching children to read is renowned and we are thrilled with the ongoing results we see. Becoming a proficient reader at a young age lays a wonderful foundation for learning in all areas.
We also adhere to the methodology of Deep Learning which values formation of the whole child through clearly addressing the key competencies of character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. This combined with Transformation by Design, a Biblical curriculum design approach, we hope will lead to deep transformation of our students as people and learners, preparing them to take their place in society.