Our Early Childhood Education Program offers your child a fun, colourful, safe and nurturing place in which to grow. Children in our Early Childhood Education Program are challenged to learn in a way that is joyful and engaging, with the focus being on the individual needs of every child. The Program offers for children from 3 and 4 years of age.
The learning journey at the Australian International School commences with the Early Childhood Education Program and provides for a seamless transition into the primary years. Our Early Childhood Education Program for three and four year old children invites them to participate in an open learning community where the natural wonder, curiosity and questioning of young children is guided through play to exploration and discovery whilst developing social connections and skills.
The principles that underpin our Early Childhood Education Program include:
Family and Partnership
Ours is a partnership between home and school where we work with and build on what children have previously experienced, welcoming parents’ involvement in the journey.
Equity and Diversity
The Australian International School is an open entry school where all students are valued for their individual gifts, skills and talents.
Children learn in an experiential way and our Early Childhood Education Program is one that is founded on active learning through open ended and guided play.
The Early Childhood Education Program circumvents many of the issues associated with a child’s transition into the preparatory year. Our programs recognize a learning journey allowing for an easy transition for the child from the early years into the Primary School and beyond.
Whole Child Education
The Australian International School focuses on the development of the whole child and aims to produce well-rounded individuals. An understanding of the world around them is critical for the successful growth and development of children. We focuses on their role in this world and responsibility for its careful stewardship.
Opportunities to explore literacy and numeracy
• Bright, open plan facility
• Innovative learning and teaching tools
• A focus on your child’s individual needs
• Fun and laughter: a qualified teacher, together with an assistant, works with the children at all times. This ensures that the children have at least two adults with them at all times and supervision is maintained at the highest level.
The School’s Health Care Centre are committed to caring for and educate students about healthy life choices. We provide a qualified nurse on duty throughout the school day. We provide psychological and physical support for all students when they are ill, injured or distressed. The Centre liaises with parents, teachers and other health professionals to provide the best outcome for our students.
Healthy Eating Program
A healthy lifestyle and eating habits have always been an integral part of a child’s education at the Australian International School. A good nutrition program, focused on healthy eating, is supported within the School and is showcased by the variety of home-made foods produced and prepared by the well-trained chef at the School canteen.
Out of Hours School Care
The Australian International School also provides before and after school care. The before and after school care program combines active play, quiet reading time and homework time. Every day is a good mission led by enthusiastic staff members who are on a mission to bring smiles to children’s face.