Promoting a love of learning

Promoting a love of learning
TAS Early Learning Centre
Words by Janie Barton

Photography by Mike Watt © mobile 0419 727 860: Pictured for this project is person/s Left-Right:
One of the best ways to put your children on the path to a successful education is to start early and enrol them in TAS Kindy and Prep classes.

“Research tells us that positive early learning experiences help shape brain development and sets the foundation for success in later learning, behaviour and health,” TAS Principal Paul Sjogren. “We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure we are providing the best educational opportunities for each child. By working together, we can help them to establish a love of learning.”

TAS Kindy classes stand above the rest for a number of reasons. They offer a small, personal learning environment, nature play within magnificent grounds and a buddy system with a Year 2 or 3 TAS student.

“This program integrates children into junior school from the beginning and assists when Kindergarten students graduate to Prep,” Mr Sjogren said. “It makes them feel part of the larger school, so commencing in Junior School is not so daunting for them.”

Kindy students also participate in full primary school Sports Carnivals, have regular access to the TAS junior school library and are introduced to the Prep program and facilities, making the transition to junior school seamless.

Prep students are also fortunate to get the best start in their education. They have the benefit of learning from experienced teachers who specialise in Early Years Learning, class sizes that allow individualised instruction and specialist music, Japanese, swimming and physical education programs.

“We also have a genuine open-door policy and encourage parent engagement,” Mr Sjogren added.

The school’s Prep classes also offer cutting-edge teaching and learning technology, reading readiness and perceptual motor skills training programs, all in purpose- built learning environments.

It also includes development of the literacy and numeracy skills needed for students to be successful at school, like Jump Start, a learning program that provides an enjoyable and nurturing start to education, which includes; Kitchen Garden and healthy eating program.

“Families tell us that a Kindy and Prep education at TAS sets young students up for the behaviours needed to excel in life,” Principal Sjogren added.

“Our passionate teachers ensure each child receives a high level of individual attention to develop their intellectual, social, emotional and physical skills.”

“We’re very proud to provide an enjoyable and nurturing start to education.”

Trinity Anglican School
200 Progress Road, White Rock • Ph: 4036 8111
Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach • Ph: 4057 7000
www.tas.qld.edu.au