Multi-age classrooms allow classmates to know one another well, moving from being supported by peers as a younger child in the class to having increased responsibilities and leadership opportunities when they are older.
Group work and class discussion allows children to develop social skills and, by involving the children in decision making, a sense of ownership and responsibility for the learning environment is fostered. The sense of community this generates is strong - children are expected to take on leadership opportunities.
The 'You Can Do It!' - Program Achieve guides our theme approach to topics each term where Getting Along, Organisation, Persistence, Confidence and Resilience are explored in meaningful ways.
Children are encouraged to learn how to solve problems, right from the start. Building self-esteem and self-discipline enables children see themselves as successful learners. Mutual respect is the starting position between children, staff and parents at our school and greatly strengthens our sense of community.