At Thornlie Christian College, our Early Childhood Curriculum provides children with an excellent start to their educational journey. Through a balance of investigative play and explicit teaching, we aim to provide a well-rounded and considered program that provides an opportunity for children to test out ideas, challenge their thinking and develop and create new understandings. We believe in ‘learning for life’ and seek to educate the ‘whole child’, spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically. We provide a balanced curriculum that also introduces important fundamental Christian values through the way we interact with each other, as well as through the sharing of Bible stories, prayer, scripture and songs.
(Kindergarten and Pre-Primary)
At Thornlie Christian College, we believe that relationship is at the very heart of community. In the early years, we provide a safe, supportive environment where children are encouraged to live in relationship by learning to work together, sharing experiences, communicating with one another and living together in harmony. We also believe parents play an important role in their child’s education, and we welcome parents into the classroom to share and participate in the programme. This partnership with parents is fostered throughout the College in a variety of ways.
Video created by Mr. Damian Fasolo. Used with kind permission.
We believe that children are created uniquely, are diverse in their character and personality, and have learning needs particular to them as individuals. Our Early Childhood Curriculum provides children the opportunity to participate in activities that are designed to meet their individual learning needs, while offering opportunities to reinforce and extend learned concepts and skills.
We believe the Early Childhood Curriculum at Thornlie Christian College embraces our school’s core values and establishes a firm foundation for ‘lifelong learning’ in the school, home and community context.