The Philosophy and Principles of Avalon Beach House Pre School
The Avalon Beach House Pre School Philosophy and Principles were developed in collaboration with Educational Planning consultants New Learning Environments: Rubida Research and ongoing consultation with the ABHPS learning community. The Avalon Beach House Pre School embraces a holistic approach to learning where learning experiences are fun, engaging and meaningful. Positive learning experiences at this critical stage not only set the scene for a lifelong relationship with learning, but they shape vital motor, social, emotional and cognitive skills required for success in learning and life.
OUR PHILOSOPHY IS FIRMLY GROUNDED IN THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES:
Learning at Avalon Beach House Pre School is personalised, active and play-based, learning experiences allow each child to develop at his or her own pace. Every child is treated as both an individual and as an active participant in their connections to their family, community and culture. Children have a right to explore and make meaning of themselves, their relationships and their world Having fun is a key component of learning – play-based learning experiences will be enjoyable and engaging. Children are active participants in their own learning and are encouraged to be curious and to direct their own exploration of the world through questioning and reflection. Learning achievements are closely monitored to provide feedback to children and their families. Assessment is used as a means of improving our own learning strategies and approaches, not for competition or comparison.
The Avalon Beach House Pre School learning environment is safe, welcoming, and designed for learning in areas such as: Outdoor learning, environmental practice, safety/security, student resonance – display and respect student achievement, self-directed access to toilets/personal belongings etc, authentic learning settings, diverse learning settings and is a place for children, by children
The Avalon Beach House Pre School learning community is respectful, diverse and inclusive. Families, friends and the community are active contributors to each child’s development, our community is underpinned by respectful and inclusive relationships with each other – Diversity is celebrated! Children are shaped as citizens of the world and global perspectives are encouraged through the exploration of different cultures. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which our centre sits, the Guringai people, and pay our respects to their elder’s past, present and future.
“I like children to feel loved, I like them to feel safe, and I like them to feel secure - because you can't learn anything if you're not in a safe, loving environment.”
Melinda, Director of Avalon Beach House Pre School