At Namadgi School we see kindergarten as the start of the formal schooling process. Kindergarten is an important milestone in children’s schooling and sets the educational scene for your child. There is a focus on developing friendships in a safe and supportive environment. Kindergarten teachers plan learning experiences for students to work with a variety of peers to support this development.
Children are encouraged to problem solve with each other and develop the confidence to take risks as learners. There is an emphasis on sound and numeral recognition and applying this knowledge to purposeful, engaging learning tasks.
Students in Years 1 and 2 engage in meaningful learning experiences through a range of purposeful and engaging tasks. They are supported, challenged and extended as they build on the foundational knowledge from earlier years in preparation for the higher levels of literacy, numeracy and inquiry required in the upper primary years.
Primary school at Namadgi School encompasses Years 3 to 5. During these years literacy and numeracy concepts developed in Early Childhood are consolidated and built upon through purposeful and engaging learning tasks. Teachers support and encourage independent learning to prepare students for their learning in the Middle School (Years 6-8). The use of technologies to enhance learning is a feature of the Primary School.
Students in Primary School also experience Science. Science lessons include a focus on Environmental Science through the Urambi Environmental Centre and students are encouraged to investigate and care for their local environment.
Music is a feature of the Primary School curriculum. All students are involved in singing at community events. Students in Year 5 may participate in the Year 5 woodwind band through the Instrumental Music Program.
The advantage of being part of a preschool to Year 10 school is that students have the opportunity to participate in primary and whole school assemblies, as well as participate in supervised activities run by secondary students.