We are privileged to be part of this journey as we guide you and your child through these foundational years.
These early years are crucial to the development of good habits of character, study, laying down strong foundations and instilling a love of learning. We know that the earlier your child benefits from an education which fosters these qualities, the better the chance that he or she has to become a well-rounded, happy and successful leader on the world stage.
At Tangara Infants our campus caters for girls and boys from 4 to 7 years of age starting with Prep. On the completion of Year One the girls remain on the Tangara Cherrybrook campus and move up to the Junior School, while the boys transition to the main boy’s campus of Redfield College situated in Dural.
Kindergarten and Year 1 students are situated on the Infants Campus in a bright and welcoming environment in which a high standard of work and behaviour is achieved. The classrooms are well equipped with a wide variety of teaching resources. The children have access to a play area as well as to the school’s hall and other facilities. To gain a thorough grounding in the fundamental building blocks of education, focus in the Infants school is placed on the development of the 3 prime areas of Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional development.
In their first few years at school, each child acquires the necessary skills in literacy and numeracy upon which a first-class education is based. A strong component of the Kindergarten and Yr 1 curriculum is the use of the (Writing Road to Reading) WRAP method of instruction to teach literacy. The WRAP method is a tried and trusted phonemic programme of teaching reading, writing, and spelling in a sequential, structured manner. The method is based on sound research and students consistently achieve outcomes above grade level, setting the bar high, making for a smooth transition to the higher grades.
We also encourage an investigative approach, promote problem solving, critical and creative thinking and a keen awareness of the natural world. We leverage Digital technologies within our programmes to promote 21st century learners. A class teacher takes all core curriculum subjects including Literacy, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Information Technology, Sports, providing a well–rounded education. Specialist teachers teach Music, Library and Religion. Extra curricular music and sporting activities are also catered for.
The Grow in Virtues Everyday, GIVE Program teaches virtue. The program is based on the work of the University of Birmingham, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue.
Students focus on a different virtues every two weeks covering areas such as Kindness, Fairness, Friendship, Community service, Determination, Self-control to name but a few.
As children progress through the Infants school the programme becomes more formal and differentiation is employed to cater for the differing needs of each student. Students requiring additional support are referred to the Learning Support team giving every child the opportunity to reach their own personal potential.
Communication between home and school is crucial at this stage in a child’s education and the effectiveness and joy of early learning is enhanced when it is encouraged and continued in the home. To this end each child is assigned a mentor to support the family and provide practical guidance for character formation and growth of virtue.
Our unique system of personalised education supports each student to be the best person he or she can be, ensuring they are well prepared to meet the challenges of the exciting journey that lies ahead.
We are delighted to be working with you in the education of your child. We trust that this information will assist you help your child enjoy the challenges and wonders associated with learning as they begin their journey with us at Tangara Infants.