Students in Japanese class have been connecting their learning to the current unit of inquiry on Entrepreneurship.
Kindergarten (Ages 2-5)
Seisen Kindergarten students enjoy a community of mixed-aged groups and gender where they learn to collaborate, communicate and grow from each other.
Learning in the Kindergarten
It is fun and engages all the senses. Students are playing, working and learning with a purpose. They are doing it for themselves and they are learning essential skills such as problem-solving, working with others, sharing and much more.
Students enjoy a carefully prepared safe environment to allow for exploration and creativity in all curriculum areas. They have a choice of different activities that are graded from easy to more challenging to suit individual needs.
Their sense of curiosity is fostered on a daily basis.
As students develop ownership of their learning, they are prepared for uncertainties and changes in routines and in life
It is an international inquiry curriculum and blends well with our Montessori curriculum
The knowledge and skills taught prepare students to be successful in school and in future life
Students have a voice and are encouraged to take responsible action with their own environment and are supported to reach out beyond their own community
Students learn how to make choices and in turn they become more aware of how their own learning and thinking processes work
It supports students to become independent learners to reach a higher level of achievement
It provides a cohesive transition to Elementary School
Multi-age and co-ed classes develop life skills
The multi-age Montessori 3-6 approach provides a very important ‘life skill’ for all students. Social skills are formed between the ages of 0-6 and it is an important time for boys and girls to interact and develop relationships with each other.
More than just a playground
- An 830 square metre private playground exclusively for our Kindergarten students
- Expansive outdoor playground learning space which is also used for performances
- Students step from their classrooms directly onto the playground
Science Technology Engineering Art Math in Kindergarten
- ICT integration within the PYP Units of Inquiry.
- iPads for all classrooms for documenting evidence
- Seesaw platform as a main form of communication with all stakeholders.
- Projector in all classrooms
The older students act as role models for their younger peers and the younger students learn so much from them. This mentorship also helps the older students to reinforce their skills and gives them an opportunity to be leaders within the classroom environment.
Highlights from the division
- Integration of specialist classes: PE, Dance, Music, Library, Art, Religious Studies and ICT integration.
- Rich, differentiated learning environment with the Montessori didactic and educational materials. Materials that are graded from easy to difficult and available to all students at their particular stage of readiness.
- Highly sought after Toddler program for 2 year olds.
- Diversity of our Kindergarten students and teachers.
- Lucy Calkins' Reader's and Writer’s Workshop.
- Parent observations of classroom learning.
- Performances and activities throughout the year, International Week, Christmas, Culture Day, Letterland, Global Mindedness Days, Graduation, Sports Day and field trips.
- Fundraising each year for our Sister School in East Timor and March 11th for the people of Tohoku, Japan.
- St. Raphaela Day of Service on May 18th.
Our KG Marigold teachers inspire us to think about the language we use to describe children.
As part of the How We Express Ourselves (Cultural Performance) unit of inquiry, Ms Sanita came to run a workshop with the Grade 3 students to teach them about the values and beliefs associated with traditional Indian Performance Traditions.
This student initiated group focuses on raising awareness on eco-friendly issues and taking action in the local environment.
Celebrating the leadership skills and actions our Grade 5 leaders have taken this year.
How learning about the past helps us to understand the present and future. Celebrating the Communication Unit through a Musical Performance. Introducing the new unit of inquiry: Equal Access.
Sharing the learning experiences from the unit of inquiry 'Plant Diversity' and introducing the new Grade 3 unit, 'Cultural Expression'.
Earth's Resource's leads into Grade 4's next unit with a focus on sustainable food production and consumption methods.
Celebrating the Grade 2 work of Sharing the Planet: Habitats and launching the new units of inquiry!
Congratulations Grade 5 on your PYP Exhibition!
See the many ways our Grade 5 students are taking action on their learning in the PYP Exhibition.
Parents & Guardians had a window into the KG classrooms on Friday, watching the hands-on, interactive, science experiments and explorations taking place.
How do students research through the investigation stage of the PYP Exhibition?
What sorts of properties do materials have and how can they be manipulated for different purposes?