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Bankstown South Infants School

Bankstown South Infants School

Bidjigal Clan of the Darug Nation | We Care

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Our philosophy

Bankstown South Infants School Preschool

Statement of Philosophy

At Bankstown South Infants School we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Dharug land the Bediagal People and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our community.

We believe that all children are unique and come with their own interests, strengths, experiences, abilities and cultural backgrounds. We value the histories, languages, cultures and traditions of our families and seek to build respectful, nurturing relationships with our children, families and the wider community. We aim to provide a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment in which educators are approachable and families can create strong connections within our school community.

Play is the basis of our learning program. It is through interest-based play that children show that they are competent, creative and capable learners who are active participants and decision makers in their own learning. “Play is the highest form of research.” ~ Albert Einstein

Educators use The Early Years Learning Framework to observe, analyse, plan, implement, reflect and evaluate a cycle of programming to meet the needs of all children in our care. Our program is open-ended and flexible, we believe in a ‘go with the flow’ approach. “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” - O. Fred Donaldson

Our learning environment supports the development of children with different learning needs to make choices, think independently, take on challenges and explore ideas with the support of educators who share in their interests and investigations.

We aim to maximise learning opportunities and extend children’s connections with natural environments in meaningful ways, so that they can become resourceful and responsible community members, aware of their impact on and within, the world they live in and the future they will experience.

At Bankstown South Infants School Preschool we believe that our children deserve the best in education. We work closely with the school to ensure a continuity of care as our children transition from preschool into kindergarten. Our goal is to prepare our children for engagement with society as citizens who care and are involved in the development of their environment and community. Our aim is to work in partnership with our families and community to deliver on our goal.