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The process of developing critical, creative and independent thinkers begins in our Early Learning Centre with Reggio Emilia, which places each child at the centre of their own learning. The program encourages them to brainstorm and discuss topics of interest as well as develop skills in problem solving, hypothesising, critical reflection and collaboration.

As students move into the Junior School they are exposed to the world-leading International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Expertly designed for children aged 3 to 12, the PYP is a curriculum framework, which begins to prepare students for the intellectual and emotional challenges of Middle and Senior School. It emphasises independence, initiative and self-motivation, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.

Our program for students in years 5 and 6 provides a challenge for young learners eager to find out more about the world around them. They enjoy an engaging curriculum delivered by specialist teachers in specialist classrooms and develop a genuine of love of learning that will stay with them as they move into secondary schooling and beyond.

In our Middle School students begin to explore their sense of identity, test their boundaries, and gain an understanding of their potential and place in the world. This is an exciting time of change and growth, and as they progress through the Middle School a range of electives is offered, allowing them to tailor a program to their own interests and passions, and explore a wide range of subjects before they determine a course for their final years of schooling.

Our programs for students in Senior School support the successful transition of our students into the world beyond our school gates. Within a strong academic and highly-supportive emotional framework, our teachers challenge students to work outside their comfort zone, developing in them the courage and confidence to master the challenges of further study, work and life. Students choose between the VCE or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) – the tertiary entrance qualification most respected and widely recognised by the world’s leading universities. An extensive selection of subjects, and our highly qualified and committed staff teaching across both the VCE and IBDP, ensure our students enjoy the best support and tuition available.