Early Years

Information about our curriculum for Prep to Year 2 at Carmichael

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For a Carmichael student, Prep is the beginning of their formal learning adventure. Your child will bring to the classroom a natural wonder and curiosity about the world and their place within it.

The Early Years will provide a critical foundation for lifelong learning and the acquisition of life skills. Early learning at Carmichael College takes place in a nurturing, supportive and stimulating environment that strives to meet the needs of all learners. Teachers regularly pray for the students in their classes. 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.

Excellent Education

We believe excellent education occurs when the environment the students are learning in is supportive but challenging, relational and respectful, visible and explicit and where students can exceed their own expectations.

Our pedagogical approach, based on a “Reading to Learn” approach, 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. A classroom that is successful is a classroom where mistakes can be made as a process of learning and where students can feel safe to do so.

Intentional Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care encompasses emotional support, behaviour management and structured curriculum time for social and spiritual development and service.

Pastoral Care is central to the ethos of Carmichael College. Based on the Gospel of God’s unconditional love in Christ, it permeates all aspects of school life and builds genuine community. Programs Pastoral Programs at Carmichael College include, but are not limited to College Devotional Program (Prep – 6), Behaviour Management Plan, Restorative Justice Process, Bullying Management, Critical Incident Management, and our “My Life Rulz” Program.

Curriculum Offerings

Carmichael College is committed to implementing the Australian Curriculum as our core content.

Mathematics

An introduction to essential mathematical skills and knowledge across three key areas.

English

Learning to analyse, communicate, understand and build relationships with others.

Science

Students can develop an understanding of important scientific principles and processes.

Humanities

Introducing students to understand the recent past, present and the near future.

The Arts

Encouraging children to reach their creative and expressive potential in five Arts areas.

Technologies

Introducing students to traditional and contemporary technologies that shape our world.

HPE

An introduction to movement skills, concepts and strategies for physical activities

Languages

Students develop foundation skills to communicate in and understand Chinese.

Meet our Teachers

Our team are dedicated to helping your child grow. Here are some of our teachers in the Early Years.

Dehaan Everaardt
Dehaan EveraardtTeacher, Prep
It’s such a privilege to nurture young minds, and to help kids find their joy and love for learning.
Salli Harris
Salli HarrisTeacher, Prep
I get incredible delight when I see children gain confidence in themselves and their abilities.
Esther Payne
Esther PayneTeacher, Prep/Year 1
I love to teach children to read. Helping children with this important life skill is a privilege and so rewarding.
Melissa Schoenmaker
Melissa SchoenmakerTeacher, Year 1
“The unity and love that is at Carmichael is like no other. It is such a warm environment that celebrates all students.”
Chris O'Loughlan
Chris O'LoughlanTeacher, Year 2
I love the enthusiasm and appreciation that children have for the little things in life.
Jodie D'Annunzio
Jodie D'AnnunzioTeacher, Year 2
At Carmichael, we have a heart for children and a passion for education. We genuinely care for our students.

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