An Innovative Approach

Compass provides time for children to engage in

guided or independent inquiries, focused learning experiences,

and time to play and contribute to their own learning journey

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Focused Learning

Child Contributions
& Play

Inquiries

Through these dimensions,

children will explore the Australian Curriculum

and have time to inquire, play, create and collaborate

Inquiries

At Compass, children have time to inquire through independent, group and class investigations

 

These inquiries may be instigated by the child or led by the teacher and are open-ended in nature

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Inquiries

Journey of Inquiry

The process of inquiry provides opportunities for children to:

Explore and discover

Follow interests, questions and curiosities

Investigate and take action

Transfer skills and knowledge

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Unit 3, 2023
'Make, Bake, Experiment!'
Delve into processes of creativity and experimentation 

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Mathematics

 

Use mathematical skills to make, bake and experiment

e.g. Measuring quantities when baking

 

Read, follow and write recipes and instructions
e.g. Share your recipe for someone else to replicate 

Technology

 

English

 

Science

 

Be creative and design useful, hand-made items

e.g. Create a unique piece of jewellery to gift

 

Conduct experiments in the Kitchen Science Lab

e.g. Test out slime recipes and create new ones

 

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Make, Bake, Experiment!

 

Compass uses this approach, known as integrated curriculum, to connect learning across subjects (key learning areas)

Focused Learning

Focused learning emphasises

the tools needed for a lifelong learning journey

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Focused

learning

Learning At My Level

Learning experiences are customised to assist children

to learn at their level,

at their own pace and

in ways that benefit the learner

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Skills for Life

Focused learning emphasises:

Growing a love of reading

Building confidence as creative writers

Becoming mathematical thinkers

Applying skills to real world scenarios and problems

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Child Contributions

At Compass, we listen to the voices of children, value their contributions and invite them to make choices as valued partners on the learning journey 

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Child Contributions

& Play

Voice and Choice

Children are respected as decision makers and empowered to shape their learning journey in a variety of ways

 

      Designing and determining play

Creating and organising games and activities

Setting goals, taking action and being responsible

Having input in decision making processes 

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The Importance of Play

Children's play is essential for 
social and emotional development for children of all ages

 
Compass embeds play as a valued part of our everyday program

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The Magic of Play

Compass harnesses the magic of play in its myriad of forms, including:

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Creative play
Exploratory play
Collaborative play
Nature play
Relaxation

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Interconnected Learning

Children's play and contributions, inquiries and focused learning are overlap and interconnect to create a holistic learning journey

Charting the Journey

Compass Teachers follow the child's learning journey to

monitor progress and celebrate important milestones