AQUINAS COL­LEGE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

EX­PLO­RATION and dis­cov­ery are at the heart of Aquinas Col­lege’s early years pro­gram.

The col­lege be­lieves a boy’s first ex­pe­ri­ence with for­mal education is cru­cial, that it can shape both how he views him­self and his at­ti­tude to school­ing.

That is why Aquinas’ Kinder­garten to Year 3 Early Years Pro­gram was es­tab­lished in 2014 in a pur­pose-built fa­cil­ity to sup­port boys on their learn­ing jour­ney to be­come good men in the com­mu­nity.

The pro­gram’s teach­ing phi­los­o­phy en­cour­ages ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery in a sup­port­ive, en­rich­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­volve hands-on learn­ing as boys love to con­struct, dis­cover, ex­per­i­ment, ma­nip­u­late and ques­tion with colour, tex­ture, sight and sound all key el­e­ments that con­trib­ute to your son’s learn­ing.

While ap­pear­ing to be plenty of fun and games, he will be de­vel­op­ing vi­tal skills like crit­i­cal think­ing, lit­er­acy, nu­mer­acy, re­spect, and re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The in­tro­duc­tion of the pro­gram has added much to the en­tire school with the in­ter­ac­tion of the older boys con­tribut­ing much to the lives of the younger boys in their early years of education.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.aquinas.wa.edu.au.

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