METHODIST LADIES’ COLLEGE
METHODIST Ladies’ College (MLC) unveiled its new state-of-the-art facilities for kindergarten to Year 6 students last year.
Designed by leading architectural firm CODA, these spaces reflect the college’s innovative ethos and contemporary learning program.
The program is underpinned by two key concepts – small class sizes (MLC aims to have no more than 20 to 22 students per class), allowing teachers to work closely with each girl – and the renowned Reggio Emilia philosophy, a holistic educational model that emphasises the importance of learning spaces.
“It recognises the ability of the environment to inspire children,” MLC’s Early Learning Centre Year 6 assistant principal Michael Brown said.
MLC’s Kindergarten Year 6 development illustrates this via flexible spaces that can be adapted to the needs of each class and child.
The result is a dynamic learning environment that teaches children to be adaptable, collaborative and creative – all essential skills for students preparing to work in a modern, digital world.
Also crucial is MLC’s Thrival Curriculum, which utilises the latest research to support the wellbeing of each girl while cultivating a buoyant student culture.
“At MLC, we don’t just have classrooms, we have a community,” Mr Brown said.