Early Learning at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School aims to develop curious minds, healthy bodies and caring hearts.
Early Learning Programs Kindergarten to Year 2
The Early Years staff offer dedicated programmes where diversity is embraced and celebrated.
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 Rigorwith 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
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
Have a Peek Inside!
We invite you and your daughter to discover out early years's learning experience for yourselves. If your daughter is ready to enter Kindergarten, Pre-primary or Year 1 in 2020, join us for a 'peek inside' our classes.
Parents can join their daughter in the classroom and meet the Head of Junior School, along with our dedicated teaching staff.
In term one join us on FRIDAY 22 March | 9am - 11am, including recess and morning tea. Find out more at: https://www.stmarys.wa.edu.au/discover-us
We hold sessions each term and places are limited due to class sizes.