St Joseph’s has a strong focus on play-based learning in our early childhood classrooms.
At St Joseph’s School, we offer high-quality early childhood education for children from the age of three years onwards. Our early childhood programs allow children to develop at their own rate, following their own interests with a strong play-based foundation.
Each child is a precious and sacred gift who possesses their own unique talents and abilities. Our program enables our children to experience the joy and wonder of the world in a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment. Our program takes into account each child’s aptitude to learn through a variety of learning experiences, including a balance of teacher-initiated or directed activities and exploratory and investigative play. Children are directly involved and active in their learning; discussing what they know, what they would like to know and what they have learnt.
We believe that all children are strong, competent and unique. We aim to develop a positive attitude to learning and a thirst for knowledge while providing a happy, stimulating and supportive environment where children feel welcome, secure and valued.
At St Joseph’s, early years education is based on:
Please take a look at our Virtual School Tour to see how we structure our classroom and outdoor spaces for play-based learning experiences.