Early Learning

Tranby College Junior School Reporting Information Forum

'Explore the World through Individual, Independent, Innovative Education'

The Tranby College Early Learning Centre caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 2. Our focus is to develop a sense of curiosity, interest and enjoyment for learning now and in the future. Students are also encouraged to have a sense of ownership over their learning and develop strategies for independence. Our programme offers a diverse range of teaching strategies to cater for all students. Each child is recognised as an individual and is encouraged to strive to reach their own developmental goals. We offer a play-based environment that incorporates classroom routines and structures to maximise student learning. Students interests and needs help guide the teaching programme.

The Early Learning Centre is well resourced and provides a stimulating and engaging learning environment. Each year level has access to light tables, computers and Interactive Whiteboards to help facilitate and motivate students to be practical, hands on learners. This will also assist students to confidently integrate into our highly technological world.

To support our teaching and learning programme we employ fully trained Educational Assistants for each classroom. The staff work directly with the students and provide educational support to enhance all learning experiences. Students from Pre-Primary to Year 2 also have regular teaching and learning sessions with Specialist staff including: Art, Indonesian, Music and Physical Education teachers.

School staff are kept informed about the latest developments in Early Learning through regular Professional Development and networking between schools and colleagues. Teachers work collaboratively to plan and implement educational programmes that maximise learning for all students.

Parents are an important and essential element of a successful Early Learning Centre. Parents are encouraged to participate actively in their child's learning through parent class rosters, school excursions, home based learning activities and reflections on daily school events. The Early Learning Centre encourages a teacher/parent partnership in the learning experiences for each student. Parents have a range of opportunities to participate in the child's learning through, parent evenings, three-way conferences, learning journeys, assessment portfolios and semester reports. Parents are also welcome to make times to meet with staff to discuss any issues or concerns.

The Early Learning Centre is a hive of busy learning in a safe, warm and caring atmosphere. It offers learning opportunities that reach children in their critical first years of life. We pride ourselves in having a reputation as 'Leaders in Learning' throughout the community and we invite you to visit our centre and explore the wonderful learning environment we have to offer your child as they commence their education journey.