At St Michael’s Grammar School, we believe that each child is unique, and this should be celebrated. All children are capable and curious and should be respected and valued for their ideas and opinions. We believe in inclusivity and diversity with respect for culture, faith, gender and ability.
With a commitment to the values of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project, our learning is inquiry-driven. We teach for understanding, believing that learning is a social experience and that knowledge is constructed with others and the environment.
Starting in 3 Year Old Kindergarten, our Early Learning educators support, guide and enrich each child’s thinking and provoke discovery and learning. They do not give answers readily; instead, they observe, listen and research alongside the children, encouraging them to wonder, inquire, pose questions, search for knowledge and reflect. We document the children’s thinking and learning, and this documentation shows the children that we respect and value their thinking, and the process of their learning.
The St Michael’s Kindergarten, Margaret Thomas House, provides a learning environment where all children are encouraged to be responsible risk-takers, to test theories and to question.