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GOODSTART Early Learn­ing knows that 90 per cent of all brain devel­op­ment oc­curs be­fore chil­dren start school.

This is why Goodstart Early Learn­ing has de­vel­oped the Kinder­garten Foun­da­tions Pro­gram which helps launch chil­dren into a life CARALEE Com­mu­nity School caters for chil­dren in kinder­garten to Year 6 in Wil­lagee.

Caralee be­gan in 2005 and in a short time has be­come recog­nised as a school of ex­cel­lence re­flect­ing high aca­demic re­sults, an in­clu­sive set­ting for par­ents and chil­dren and em­pow­er­ing FOR stu­dents in kinder­garten to Year 6, Kerry Street Com­mu­nity School of­fers low stu­dentto-teacher ra­tios, multi-age classes and a strong com­mit­ment to in­di­vid­ual, com­mu­nity and en­vi­ron­men­tal well­be­ing.

Es­tab­lished by a small group of par­ents in 1981, fam­ily par­tic­i­pa­tion is a of learn­ing through pro­grams fo­cused on play­based learn­ing.

Play-based learn­ing is all about the process that chil­dren em­bark on, rather than achiev­ing a spe­cific out­come. Early years ed­u­ca­tion is a key pri­or­ity, with each of Goodstart’s pre-kinder­garten stu­dents to “Be­lieve You Can”. The school has met a very high stan­dard to be­come an In­de­pen­dent Pub­lic School in 2017 with gov­er­nance and sup­port in place through the com­mit­ted school board com­pris­ing par­ents, staff and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

The school’s re­cent Pub­lic School Re­view core as­pect of Kerry Street life.

Kerry Street stu­dents en­joy rich, au­then­tic and unique learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in all as­pects of their aca­demic, so­cial and per­sonal devel­op­ment.

The school’s ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams are in­quiry and in­ter­est-based while meet­ing the re­quire­ments pro­grams pro­vid­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

Fea­tur­ing high qual­ity, age-ap­pro­pri­ate play-based pre-kindy pro­grams within a long early learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, chil­dren learn much more than nu­mer­acy and lit­er­acy.

Visit www.goodstart. org.au. showed that be­tween 2016 and 2018, 29 of the past 30 as­sess­ments have been at or above ex­pected achieve­ment lev­els.

While Caralee’s stu­dents achieve their best aca­dem­i­cally, there are also many pas­toral, arts and move­ment pro­grams where chil­dren ex­cel.

Call 9312 4800. of the WA Cur­ricu­lum and en­hanced by spe­cial­ist sub­jects, in­clud­ing Ital­ian, art, mu­sic and drama.

School tours are led by prin­ci­pal Karen Kennedy reg­u­larly each term and fam­i­lies are wel­come to at­tend and ex­pe­ri­ence the school in ac­tion.

Visit www.ker­rystreet. wa.edu.au.

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