Education is more than learning the reading, writing, counting and social skills necessary to survive and thrive. Underpinning all of the lessons we discover in the journey from childhood to adulthood is the process of gradually accepting greater responsibility for ourselves and becoming less reliant on the adults who support us. Boys and girls enjoy and grow when given responsibility appropriate to their age and abilities. They often thrive when given extra responsibility.
Schools, medical professionals and parents use many different terms for learning difficulties. Maybe you’ve heard other terms such as learning issues, learning disorders or learning disabilities, which can be confusing.
At Trinity Grammar School, we recognise that parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. Preparing your son for Pre-Kindergarten is therefore a task that starts in the home. With this in mind there are many things that parents can do to prepare their sons for learning in the early years.
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision that many parents agonise over. If private schooling is an option, knowing the best year level to commence at the school becomes part of that decision. Some parents feel it is best to wait until high school. Others seek to smooth the transition to high school by enrolling their son or daughter in the upper primary years. Some prefer to maximise the years their child spends at the one school by enrolling in private school for Kindergarten. No single entry-point will be right for every child but many do benefit from an earlier commencement. So what are the potential advantages for choosing private school for Kindergarten for your son or daughter?
Current research highlights the learning benefits of music study and participation. Evidence suggests that listening to music can help children learn to read. The practice of music in the early years is, therefore, particularly important.
Younger children generally experience a strong connection to music. By presenting literacy tasks in a musical format can help motivate students in their learning. How many children do you know who have learned their ABCs from the alphabet song?
Choosing the right school for your children is a big decision. A child’s education in the early years is vitally important in establishing a positive education experience and foundation for the future.
Many people consider Kindergarten as a place where children simply colour and play. We think a child’s experience at Kindergarten can set the tone for the entire future of his education.
Here are eight reasons why Kindergarten at Trinity will provide your son with a positive experience in his early years:
“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
A constant challenge facing early learning teachers is finding the right balance of ‘play’ and ‘structured learning’. Whilst this is an important debate and worth strong consideration, it should be remembered that we are making decisions about little people – little people who will only be five years old once. There are plenty of years of structured learning ahead where teachers can mould and guide students to ready themselves for life beyond school, but the chance to ‘play’ quickly fades unless it is nurtured and celebrated.
Potential, Passions and Purpose
“Experiences during the early years lay the foundations for all future learning … It is our responsibility as educators to recognise and maximise this crucial stage of learning.” – International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2009