Early Learning at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School aims to develop curious minds, healthy bodies and caring hearts.
Early Learning Programs run from Kindergarten to Year 2
The Early Years teaching team offer dedicated programs where diversity is embraced and we are committed to offering an inquiry-based curriculum with definitive educational outcomes as guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards. The Early Years' Curriculum is delivered by highly qualified staff who work hard to uphold the high standard expected at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School. Teachers work in partnership with families through open communication and they make optimum use of the naturally resourced outdoor environment and the indoor home-like environment created for students, families, educators and community members.
We aim to:
· Encourage curiosity, develop courage and foster a Love of Learning
· Develop critical thinking and creativity through Inquiry Based Learning
· Provide a balanced program that includes Intentional Teaching and Guided Play
· Provide Academic rigor with a focus on Literacy and Numeracy
· Provide a safe, nurturing environment in which students achieve their full potential
· Foster a connection to nature and respect for our environment
· Encourage close partnerships with families within a caring, school community
Have a Peek Inside!
We invite you and your daughter to discover our early years learning experience for yourselves. If your daughter is ready to enter Kindergarten, Pre-primary or Year 1 in 2020/2021, contact Diane Humphreys | 9341 9232 to discuss when she can join us for a 'peek inside' our classrooms.
Parents can meet the Head of Junior School, along with our dedicated teaching staff, while your daughter experiences life as a St Mary's girl.
These experiences can be booked Monday - Friday during term time, subject to class activities and availability. They run from 9.00am - 11.00am, including recess.
The Western Australian Curriculum and Standards Authority
“The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for Kindergarten to Year 12, curriculum, assessment standards and reporting for all Western Australian Schools.” (School Curriculum and Standards Authority [SCSA], 2014).
At a school level, the curriculum documentation that guides our planning includes:
- The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: Belonging, being and becoming (birth to age 5)
- The Western Australian Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines (age 3 to 5)
- The Western Australian Curriculum (Pre-primary to Year 10)
These documents provide us with consistency between states and territories, links National Achievement Standards and reporting expectations and delivers greater accountability.
Western Australian Curriculum
- Health and Physical Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- The Arts
The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) Learning Outcomes
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators