Our learning programs are based on the principals and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework. We provide opportunities for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.
KindiLink is a play-and-learn initiative for our 0 to 3 year old children and their parents/carers to attend together. KindiLink focuses on developing the social, emotional, language and academic capabilities of our children. KindiLink aims to support children’s development in the years before they start Kindergarten. The teacher and Aboriginal Islander Education Officer who plan and deliver the sessions, work in partnership with families to help them prepare their own children for successful transition to school. KindiLink acknowledges and supports families as their child’s first and most influential educator.
KindiLink sessions run twice a week on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.25am to 11.25am.
Kindergarten is our Early Years program for our 4 year olds. It currently runs two and a half days each week. Kindergarten focuses on
- developing each child’s social, emotional, physical and academic abilities.
- developing each child’s language and communication skills.
- providing meaningful activities so each child is immersed in a positive learning environment.
For our Kindergarten children there is a bus available to assist families with limited transport options.
Pre-Primary is the first year of compulsory schooling for our 5 year olds. Carnarvon Community College, the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) team and Every Child Every Day (ECED) program, work together to support families and children starting Pre-Primary. The RSAS team are delivering the Pre-Primary Pick up Program in 2019. This program is provided to support PP families in ensuring their child can get to and from school each day. Attending every day sets our children up for the best opportunity to learn throughout their school years.
Years 1 and 2
Our Year 1 and 2 students engage in a range of learning opportunities which are relevant and meaningful for all children. In the morning, children participate in explicit Literacy and Numeracy sessions to develop their knowledge and skills to confidently apply across all learning areas. During the week the children spend an hour engaging in the specialist learning areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Physical Education, Art and Digital Technologies.
Our Early Years staff are active members of the Gascoyne Early Years Network. We collaboratively work with the Departments of Health and Education, and the wider community to help improve the health, wellbeing and education of our children.