Aquinas College’s Early Years program is specifically designed for boys, offering opportunities to learn through exploration, play and discovery.
The Early Years program was introduced in 2014, the first all-boys Catholic K-3 program in WA. Our teaching philosophy suits the needs of young boys, encouraging learning by discovery in an environment which offers support and enrichment – whether it be in a traditional classroom setting, in our purpose-built play areas or off campus.
Developing a sense of belonging is paramount in the early years of schooling. Our youngest students learn to play with new friends and become familiar with an environment that provides them with opportunities to discover more about themselves and each other.
As they learn by engaging with materials and the intentional learning opportunities presented to them, boys grow and develop in both confidence and ability.
Dressing up, getting messy and acting out their favourite stories are every day occurrences that add to the joy of early childhood learning at Aquinas.
Quality play experiences in diverse, child-centred spaces enable boys to be involved in new learning opportunities, practice new skills and revisit experiences, creating building blocks for life-long learning.
While learning through exploration, play and discovery is key to our Early Years program, underpinning our learning opportunities is a strong focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills which form the foundations for future learning.
A dynamic learning environment offering plenty of space for boys to learn and discover is also part of the Early Years program at Aquinas College. Our Early Learning Centre has a village-style feel and features spacious, air-conditioned learning spaces. All classrooms are designed to open to outdoor courtyards, creating flexible indoor-outdoor learning spaces that can be quickly and easily adapted for different activities.