HAM­MOND PARK CATHOLIC PRI­MARY SCHOOL

Cockburn Gazette - - EDUCATION MATTERS -

NES­TLED among na­tive bush­land, Ham­mond Park Catholic Pri­mary School is cel­e­brat­ing its fifth year and is proud of its out­stand­ing achieve­ments in this short time.

A dig­i­tally en­abled school, it em­braces in­no­va­tive ap­proaches to teach­ing and learn­ing such as the Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fice award-win­ning Bush Play pro­gram.

The pro­gram en­gages chil­dren from Kinder­garten to Year 6 in weekly learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that of­fer mean­ing­ful, open-ended in­ter­ac­tions to oc­cur be­tween chil­dren and the nat­u­ral world around them.

Bush Play learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences de­velop chil­dren’s in­quiry, ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery through an au­then­tic con­nec­tion to na­ture.

It also fos­ters an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, de­vel­ops en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and pro­vides a plat­form for on­go­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

A trained na­ture ped­a­gogy teacher works with teach­ers and chil­dren to de­velop their skills, at­ti­tudes and un­der­stand­ings of con­ser­va­tion and sus­tain­abil­ity.

Visit www.ham­mond parkcps.wa.edu.au.

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