Where the magic happens: Our Basecamps
Our classrooms are multi-age spaces where relationships are built over time. Students are in one classroom for a number of years and all students grow to be leaders in the room.
Each Basecamp has different teaching and learning types that best suit the age and developmental stage of the children in it – early years(Prep-Year 1), middle years(Year 2-4) and upper years(Year 5-6).
Each Basecamp looks slightly different too, as each developmental stage has different needs and capacity for movement, focus and collaboration. However, all rooms have areas for direct teaching, collaborative sharing, individual calming and playing. Each of these are important for the development of young brains across the primary years.
Explore our Basecamps
In our classrooms, called “Basecamps”, students work with their educators, implementing the Australian Curriculum through direct training and instruction, through a broad range of active and engaging learning experiences, that make up our integrated curriculum approach.
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 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.