THE BEGINNING OF THE FORMAL LEARNING ADVENTURE

Your child will bring to the classroom a natural wonder and curiosity about the world and their place within it.

A welcome from Rosanna Hemara

HEAD OF LOWER PRIMARY

The Lower Years of Primary School at Carmichael College are the exciting beginnings to a whole new journey of learning and growing together. From Prep to Year One and Year Two, students begin to learn what it is to be an effective communicator, a global citizen who is compassionate, resourceful and productive. They make decisions, solve problems, develop thinking and teamwork skills, and develop a sense of themselves that is founded on God’s unconditional message of grace. Beyond their classroom walls, our youngest students begin to find their place within a growing, vibrant and caring community of both adults and children. If you were to ask them how they feel about their school, many would say, “I belong here, I do belong!”

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“Lower Primary Adventure Tour”

A nurturing, supportive and stimulating environment that strives to meet the needs of all learners.

The early years of a child’s education provide a critical foundation for lifelong learning and the acquisition of life skills. During these formative years our teachers assess, monitor and respond to each child’s learning. Our partnership with parents is fundamental to the development of our students. Classroom teachers regularly pray for their students as they journey with them through a year of learning.

A nurturing, supportive and stimulating environment that strives to meet the needs of all learners.

The early years of a child’s education provide a critical foundation for lifelong learning and the acquisition of life skills. During these formative years our teachers assess, monitor and respond to each child’s learning. Our partnership with parents is fundamental to the development of our students. Classroom teachers regularly pray for their students as they journey with them through a year of learning.

LITERACY

Early Years Literacy is based on a “Reading to Learn” approach which ensures that learning is made explicit for all students, and learning intentions are clear. There are opportunities for practice and re-learning; and feedback is welcomed. Sitting within and beside our R2L approach to literacy are Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar, Daily 5 and explicit CAFE reading strategies, our college spelling program and a promotion of high quality, much-loved children’s literature.

NUMERACY

Students develop a sense of number, order, sequence, pattern and position, using their environment. They are introduced to mathematical symbols and language so that they can investigate and solve simple problems, explain their ideas, pose questions and analyse and make sense of information. As a result, they are encouraged to problem-solve and learn through hands-on tasks and concrete materials.

“I have been at Carmichael College since Prep.  The older kids are nice to the younger kids and I sometimes play with my older brother and his friends. I also like that we get to learn about God because he’s our Father and he made us.”

JAKE – Year 2

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