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Our ELC offers an enriching and stimulating educational program for children aged three to five years.
Our highly qualified staff foster a setting where children begin to develop the skills and qualities necessary to become lifelong learners, and provide a rich environment for social, intellectual and physical development.
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Our programs in McMillan House follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Expertly designed for children aged 3 to 12, the PYP is a curriculum framework, which prepares students for the intellectual and emotional challenges of further education and employment on the global stage. The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. These units of inquiry foster academic, social and emotional growth, and focus on international-mindedness and the development of strong personal values. Importantly, the PYP values independence, initiative and self-motivation, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The IB PYP is also taught in our Early Learning Centre and shares many of the fundamental principles of the Reggio approach, facilitating a smooth transition for children into our Junior School.
In a modern learning facility, our Junior School cultivates intelligence, innovation and an international perspective; producing responsible and compassionate leaders who place the welfare of others before their own and who are willing to embrace the challenges of our century as opportunities to make a difference. We believe that every child should be a capable, competent and active participant in his or her own learning journey.
A variety of specialist staff are involved in McMillan House, including dedicated music, art and physical education teachers, school counsellor, learning enhancement teachers, a specialist language teacher (Chinese), along with experienced storytellers/library technicians who foster and develop a love of reading. Our Professional Learning Programs are informed by the world's leading educational bodies such as Harvard University and University of London. St Leonard's College is also the only Australian school invited to engage in the OECD 2030 project - The Future of Education.
Assemblies, playground games, cross-age tutoring and special whole-College activities mean that the children and staff in McMillan House are known to each other and a happy learning environment is created. We foster a strong sense of community and establish supportive parenting partnerships to ensure the optimal development of each child in all aspects of their being.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of McMillan House to view our facilities and learning environments and to hear from some of our students directly.
To view more of our St Leonard’s College virtual tours including our dedicated years 5 and 6 learning spaces, Middle School, Senior School, art, sport and music facilities, please click here.