When students enter school they bring with them differing knowledge, skills and values based on their previous experiences. Early childhood educators strive to provide relevant learning opportunities for children that take into account these diverse family, cultural, linguistic, school and community influences. At Wongan Hills District High School all students are seen as individuals and have their previous experiences taken into account. Our staff are very much aware of the differing developmental progress students will make during their Early Childhood years.
High quality programs focus on the importance of play, the role of adults and other children in supporting learning, the need for social interaction and the modelling of correct behaviour. Children learn in different ways and at different rates so it is important that the classroom environment allows for this. Young children need to be able to explore, experiment, discover, improvise, innovate, create, question, discuss and construct. Learning involves repeated opportunities with concrete materials, equipment and peers.
The Principles and Practice of the Early Years Learning Framework are founded on the understanding that: * children are capable and competent * children actively construct their own learning in social contexts *learning is dynamic, complex and holistic * Physical, social, emotional, personal, spiritual, creative, cognitive and linguistic aspects of learning are interwoven and interrelated * children have agency. They have the capacities and rights to initiate and lead learning and be active participants and decision-makers in matters affecting them.
Wongan Hills District High School focuses on ensuring our young people have the opportunity to develop the skills and understandings necessary to meet the challenges of the future. Within this focus, we aim to provide students with a quality educational environment in which they feel safe to learn and to enjoy their schooling.