Children speak the language of Flowers and understand the Whispers of the Wind.
They’re in tune with the subtle songs of the forest, they can listen to the trees, interpret the chatter of the rivers, and intuit the meaning of each sparkle of the sun. They don’t have to be told to look for the magic in life. They can see it, feel it, and taste it’s sweetness everywhere. Our job isn’t to correct that, but to nurture it, to preserve it, and perhaps even to re-learn it – Christian Rogers.
7 Years – 13 Years Old
- The Arden Primary section has a low adult-child ratio (1:10) ensuring that the children feel secure, loved and cared for.
- Small groups promote social interaction.
- The parent – teacher app “Skooly” facilitates daily communication between parents and teachers.
- Appropriate furniture and equipment is provided for the classroom to facilitate a flexible teaching methodology.
- Language development is encouraged through a well stocked, age appropriate library. Children are read to every day.
- Children are given sign language exposure which stimulates auditory and tactile learning.
- Stimulating and educational apparatus is provided for a complete sensory learning experience.
- Creativity is fostered weekly through self expressive art, music, fishing, drama, gardening, cooking and baking activities.
- The eclectic curriculum approach is child centered, offering learners a variety of activities and methods to facilitate their learning needs.
- Children also benefit from mixed age and ability exposure.
- Fundamental Life skills such as Fire safety and understanding Puberty are taught.
- Financial planning and technology are incorporated into the curriculum.
- Group based interaction is encouraged both in and outside of the classroom.
- A large play area with outdoor equipment and apparatus, as well as weekly Physical Education lessons, promotes fine and gross motor skills.
- Children are encouraged to have frequent periods of free play to develop their physical, social and emotional well being.
- Children’s independence is fostered through developing a sense of responsibility through self care and dedicated duties, such as tidying classrooms.
- Animal and environmental education nurtures a sense of appreciation and respect for nature and wildlife.