The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for curriculum, policy advice and guidelines for all Western Australian schools from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines reinforce the themes of the Authority’s Kindergarten and Pre-primary Statement for Western Australia and the Guiding Principles for Western Australian schools outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.
Early Childhood Education comprises classes from Kindergarten through to Year 2. At Creaney Primary School we offer a comprehensive and innovative education aimed at developing the intellectual, social, physical and emotional development of each child. We are committed to the wellbeing and care of the individual in a safe, supportive environment where excellence is encouraged and risk taking pursued. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the Western Australian Kindergarten Curriculum guidelines and the Western Australian Curriculum underpin all our programs.
We recognise the early years as being critically important in terms of building valuable foundations for future learning. All learning is supported by the teaching of social skills and values, as research shows that social skills are the utmost importance for a child's future development. We recognise that play is essential for early learning and is best supported by meaningful interactions with educators. Play provides a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds as they engage actively with people, objects, and representations. When children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other's thinking, and build new understandings.
We believe that collaboration, cooperation and communication between students, parents and teachers are essential for the successful learning of all children. The teachers in Early Childhood Education work in teaching/learning teams to provide ‘best practice’ strategies for their students, the best possible pastoral care, and feedback to parents.