Curriculum

We support children and families of the community by offering a quality pre-school education in a nurturing Christian environment. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (Belonging, Being and Becoming) with material also drawn from Christian Studies Curriculum Framework, DECD Indicators of Preschool Numeracy & Literacy, You Can Do It and Get Up and Grow.

 

Early Years Learning Framework

Early Years Learning Framework has a vision for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for later life. It views childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.

  • Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
  • Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’ -time to play, try new things and have fun.
  • Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
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Christian Studies

The Christian Studies Curriculum embraces studies of Christian Beliefs, Christian Church, Christian Living and Christianity in the World. It is taught in Lutheran preschools and schools through to year 12. Children hear Bible stories, participate in discussion, songs and prayer; and develop their own personal beliefs and respect and sensitivity for others.

 

Literacy in Preschool

The national early childhood curriculum Belonging, Being & Becoming: the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes literacy as the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms. Literacy incorporates a range of modes of communication including music, movement, dance, storytelling, visual arts, media and drama, as well as talking, reading and writing.

Literacy Indicators:

  • I use language to connect with my world
  • I understand the language of my world
  • I engage with texts and make meaning
  • I represent my world symbolically

 

Numeracy in Preschool

The EYLF describes numeracy as the capacity, confidence and disposition to use mathematics in daily life. Children bring new mathematical understandings through engaging in problem solving. It is essential that the mathematical ideas with which young children interact are relevant and meaningful in the context of their current lives.

Numeracy Indicators:

  • I explore and understand my place and space in the world
  • I measure and compare my world
  • I analyse, read and organise the data in my world
  • I quantify my world

 

You Can Do It

The You Can Do It Program develops children’s social and emotional competence through the use of five puppets: Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along, and Ricky Resilience. Learn More

 

Get Up & Grow

We support Get Up and Grow, the national guidelines for healthy eating and physical activity in early childhood. These guidelines recommend active play, including playing outside and using sun protection. We encourage healthy eating habits with a relaxing snack time for eating fruit or vegetables, a healthy food policy for lunches; and by teaching good hygiene habits. Learn More



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