Play-based learning forms a key part of learning in the Early Years room. Fun, challenging, and
experiential learning is essential for deep learning. Singing, maths, art, spelling,
building, writing, acting and dance pepper the day’s activities as students explore a range of activities
as well as their own interests.
The Early Childhood classroom follows a developmental approach, with students that span Prep to
Year 2. Differing levels of free play and focused work are negotiated with each child based on their
learning progression and their placement on the Self Directed Learning Continuum. It is essential at
this developmental level that a passion for learning—through both work and play—is established within
each child and becomes part of the culture of the classroom.
During the term theme directions and interests from students are discussed and voted upon to create
the learning map that the staff and students follow for the term. The tripartite curriculum allows
students opportunities to explore concepts from a societal, cultural and personal level as they learn
how to work in groups, maintain their own learning agreements and support the values of the whole