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Trinity's approach to Kindergarten education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Trinity's approach to Kindergarten educationIf private education is an option for your family, knowing whether to enrol your child from Kindergarten or High School becomes your next big decision. There are benefits to both scenarios.

To help parents navigate this vital decision, we’ve broken down Trinity’s approach to Kindergarten education.

  • Our Kindergarten students learn from very experienced and specialised early childhood teachers. These teachers have been early childhood educators for many years and bring a wealth of experience to the classroom.

  • We are constantly updating our learning programme to keep up with the latest innovations and developments in teaching practice.
    • Reading and writing is taught using the Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills (THRASS) based phonic programme. Research has shown that children following the THRASS learning programme demonstrate greater levels of reading achievement throughout the Primary years.
    • A hands-on approach to teaching mathematics, utilising manipulatives that enable children to learn mathematical concepts. By manipulating objects children can learn to count and discover the relationship between numbers and quantities.
    • Trinity’s dedicated eLearning department helps students from as young as Pre-Kindergarten to harness innovative technologies that enhance their learning. Every Kindergarten student is provided with an iPad to use as a tool for learning.

  • Trinity has adopted the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), an internationally recognised education programme that encourages inquiry-based learning that is more meaningful and relevant to students. This is delivered alongside the Board of Studies curriculum outcomes and focuses on learning with a global perspective – an important focus in today’s global society. The PYP gives children ownership of their learning and develops research and critical thinking skills.

  • Boys from Kindergarten benefit from Trinity’s vast specialist and co-curricular learning areas such as language, art, sport and music.

  • Trinity has a dedicated student support centre that provides integrated support to students with special needs. Trinity’s Education Support Services (TESS) helps students with cognitive gifts and talents; learning, social and emotional difficulties; physical disabilities; and, English language requirements to effectively pursue their educational goals.

  • We recognise that the education of children relies on a shared approach between schools and parents. In Kindergarten, parents are encouraged to become involved in classroom activity. Communication with parents is also vital. Our online portal enables parents to keep abreast of their child’s learning as it happens.

At Trinity Grammar School, we recognise that making a great start to a child’s learning journey can make all the difference to his academic success. The learning opportunities in our Kindergarten programme are vast.

From the significant foundation years of schooling, boys are provided with opportunities to develop in mind, body and spirit.

To find out if your son is ready for a Kindergarten education at Trinity, download our Kindergarten Ready document. You’ll discover what your son needs to be able to do in order to be Kindergarten Ready.

Kindergarten ready brochure download

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