Early Childhood Education
The school’s early childhood program is highly regarded, and is offered from 3-Year-Old Kindergarten to Year 2. Our Early Learning Program is child-centred, developmentally appropriate and play-based. Play-based learning in Years 1 and 2 is structured to meet the WA State Curriculum requirements.
Our Early Childhood Charter
At Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School, we believe that each child is unique and will develop at their own pace in which individual differences are appreciated and respected ‘Under God’s Protection’. We integrate faith and life into all aspects of school life and we lead by example using Jesus as our role model.
At Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School, Educators are actively present and engaged in providing experiences which will be developmental, holistic and sequential where self-regulation is encouraged. We are committed to ensuring that children are provided with experiences which relate to individual intelligence and at an attainable level of success.
The pedagogy in the early years will strive to cater for individual differences, backgrounds and cultures by being flexible through carefully and purposefully planned experiences which promote enquiry, exploration and creativity. This will enable children to be confident and involved life-long learners by developing imagination, curiosity, commitment and persistence.
The school environment will reinforce the early year’s pedagogy by being stimulating, balanced and well-resourced, providing opportunities that encourage children to take ‘safe’ risks and develop resilience. We aim to create a welcoming environment where all families are respected and actively encouraged to contribute.
Our Educators recognise that families are children’s first and foremost influential educators and therefore positive partnerships are essential. By valuing knowledge, working collaboratively with open communication and mutual respect, positive and trusting relationships between staff, student and parents are built and valued.
Working with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), The Kindy Curriculum Guidelines, the Australian Curriculum and the National Quality Standard, and responding to evidence-based research and practise, educators continue to review this charter ensuring that this remains a viable living document.