At age six turning seven, children enter Class 1, beginning a wonderful educational journey towards high school.
Children are taught in composite classes, or multi-age classes which create the sense of a small country school. Class 1 and 2, Class 3 and 4, Class 5 and 6, and Class 7 and 8 are each combined.
As children move through the different stages of schooling, teachers remain with their chosen age group thereby specialising in this educational stage.
As they do in playtime, preschool and Kindergarten, children follow a structured schedule or rhythm each day. This allows for periods of deep concentration, artistic expression and physical activity. The balance of these components results in a more productive, less taxing day for students.
The school day is divided into three parts: Main Lesson, Middle Lesson and Afternoon Lesson.
The Main Lesson has an academic focus and is taught during the first two hours of each day. It encompasses Maths, English, History, Geography, Science and Humanities. Each area is studied in-depth over a three to four-week period.
The Middle Lesson focuses on Music, Language, Art and Craft, and Drama. Art is integral to the curriculum, enhancing the Main Lesson and nurturing imagination, cognitive development and practical skill building. The Afternoon Lesson is for handwork like sewing, knitting, weaving and woodwork as well as bushwalking or games.