BURBANK’S Sinai College has opened its doors to kindergarten students for the first time following an overhaul.
A new Montessori program is now being delivered in renovated buildings and garden spaces, with about 20 children enrolled.
School prinicipal Megan Moore said a curriculum filled with tailored indoor and outdoor experiences would be delivered.
Not only will everyday living skills be taught, but also language, mathematics and culture.
Music education, swimming and tennis lessons are also provided in the sensory-based learning curriculum.
Younger children have not missed out on all the fun – a weekly playgroup program for those under three years was trialed for the first time on Friday at the Jewish day school and is expected to continue throughout the year, a Sinai College spokeswoman said.
“Our role as educators is to prepare our children to be great problem solvers and be able to handle all of life’s future challenges with confidence and joy,” Ms Moore said.
The Montessori kindergarten program has been designed to transition children into an inquiry-based primary learning curriculum, Ms Moore said.
The school has just began its International Early Years Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum to do just that.
Students’ results will be measured to track their outcomes from the college’s new teaching approach, which Ms Moore said was followed by about 1500 schools world-wide.
For more information, visit sinaicollege.qld.edu.au. Sinai College is at 20 Moxon Rd, Burbank.