Our Philosophy supports multi-aged learning. Children learn at different paces so learn with their peers. Younger children can model older children and the older children in turn take on a sense of responsibility.
We follow the Western Australian Curriculum K-12, as outlined in the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). More information can be located at https://parent.scsa.wa.edu.au/
The Curriculum is an important part of the children’s education, recognizing that the child is at the centre and respecting the educational needs and diversity of all students fostering lifelong learning skills. As this is the same Curriculum that is taught in Western Australian High schools it makes the transition from our school to high school smooth.
Diverse styles and needs will be met through co-operative learning and active hands-on techniques that are integrated into all core subject areas.
Music Education is an important part of our school’s program along with Art, Language and Nature Play. The Music Education approach is based on Carl Orff’s (Composer & Musician) approach – Orff Schulwerk. The approach is a creative process where creative movement, speech, singing, playing instruments are an integral part. The Orff approach directly links with oral language providing a massive benefit in early childhood and focussing on language will give them a strong foundation in the English language. Being creative in music is also important with self-expression in Art. Nature Play is available through structured and unstructured play will allow use of the space on the farm. Caring for animals, big and small, is part of the children’s day.