Early Learning at IGS

IGS Early Learning Centre

It has been a busy period in the IGS Early Learning Centre, with a variety of activities focusing on Languages, Music and creativity.

“Learning happens by engaging children and creating fun and meaningful learning experiences and this is exactly what our passionate language educators do,” said Italian Teacher and Head of Languages Junior School Vilma Rotellini.

At IGS, we harness the natural curiosity and energy of our youngest learners. We draw upon a broad mix of theories and philosophies in early childhood education to ensure children enjoy new and exciting opportunities for developmental play and in-depth learning. Our program is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework, the national curriculum of early education and care services.

IGS recognises the early learning years as crucial. By fostering natural curiosity and creativity, we help form the foundation of future learning. Through our stimulating program, children have the opportunity to drive their learning, ask questions, investigate challenge ideas and actively engage in new experiences.

Learning from investigations is powerful. It is through play that children internalise concepts and learn a diverse range of skills including the ability to share, cooperate and communicate with one another.

We focus on open-ended, child-directed learning. We aim to create memories with experiences that stimulate imagination, creativity, decision making and problem solving.

During recent celebrations of Aboriginal Children’s Day, Early Learners explored the universal language of children everywhere, which is music and dance.

The children were asked to identify Australian animals before using their body to demonstrate how these animals move. Using traditional Aboriginal instruments such as clapping sticks and recordings of the Didgeridoo, the children turned these movements into dance.

In recent Music lessons, the children enjoyed experimenting with musical instruments, taking turns and making music together using the glockenspiel, xylophone, floor tom drum, two tone block and a triangle.

“Children are testing the dynamics of sound, the changes of pitch, the patterns of a beat, the sensory feedback of banging a drum, the vibrations of a triangle… the exploration is infinite,” said IGS Early Childhood Music Specialist Amelia Scarf.

We invite you to join our next Virtual Early Learning Information sessions for prospective families on 15 September at 11am. This 45 minute session will take place via Zoom, providing an overview of our unique programs, including music and languages.

Please register your interest for one of the Virtual information sessions by contacting the Admissions team at admissions@igssyd.nsw.edu.au. Registered guests will be provided with Zoom details ahead of the meeting.

We are delighted to be resuming in-centre, COVID-safe tours for small groups of parents and their children. These tours focus on viewing the physical environment and will run for up to 30 minutes. In-centre Tours are available to families following attendance of a Virtual Early Learning Information session.

For more information visit the IGS website.


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