Where the magic happens: Our Basecamps
BIS kids graduate from one room to another when they are developmentally ready not just because the year ends or they have a birthday.
Our teaching teams track student development along a range of developmental continua covering areas like academic, physical, socio-emotional and self direction.
This allows us to work out the optimal time for them to move to the new classroom setting for them to thrive.
Explore our Basecamps
In our classrooms, called “Basecamps”, students work with their educators, implementing the Australian Curriculum through direct training and instruction, developed to better connect with the needs of learners as well as the adults who work with them.
Each class has a starting out point of rich questions and themes to explore through discussion. The experience of training is designed to help the student gain the information and skills they need, so they can go on to their exploration. Learn all about our Basecamps below:
The Big Cats classroom is often noisy, exciting, messy and full of little egos vying for supremacy: just the way it should be for ages from 4 and a half. This stage is about hands-on concrete experiences, where our senses tell us how to experience the world.
The Kestrel will search for boundaries and rules, desperately wanting approval. This shifting perspective means that the Kestrel is starting to look at what others are doing to help them see the value of their own choices.
The Penguin student is beginning to feel empathy, when looking to see the feelings on other people’s faces or in learning to listen to their stories. The Penguin is just beginning to understand consequential thinking and to reflect on their choices.