Monash Preschool Statement of Philosophy

Children are capable, curious explorers.

At Monash Preschool you will see:

  • Children engaged in conversation and discussion
  • Children making decisions
  • Children inquiring together
  • Children playing indoors and outdoors
  • Children wondering, questioning and taking risks
  • Children interacting with each other and their educators
  • Children exploring and learning in responsive, vibrant, challenging learning environments thoughtfully designed and resourced with invitations to promote dispositions for learning such as curiosity, persistence, cooperation, imagination and confidence
  • Educators honouring children’s voice.

Learning is play based, intentional and collaborative.

At Monash Preschool you will see:

  • Children actively constructing their own understandings
  • Long uninterrupted periods of learning
  • Educators interacting with children, researching, inquiring and co constructing learning
  • Learning environments resourced with open ended, high quality materials that invite and provide curiosity, awe and possibility
  • Learning created together

Educators are reflective and make intentional curriculum decisions.

At Monash you will see:

  • Educators collaborating, supporting and challenging each other
  • Educators reflecting on practice
  • Educators listening, questioning and responding to children
  • Educators observing, recording and documenting children’s learning
  • The vision, principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework

Families are partners in learning.

At Monash Preschool you will see:

  • A welcoming and inclusive non-judgemental environment
  • Valuing of expertise and knowledge and many ways of belonging, being and becoming
  • Educators spending time with families
  • Good, clear, respectful and reciprocal communication

Monash is a connected, respectful community school.

At Monash Preschool you will see:

  • Mutual respect between home and preschool
  • Local children walking and riding to preschool with siblings, parents and carers
  • Families helping each other
  • Proactive community engagement and a dynamic Community Hub
  • Preschool and school working together
  • Appreciation of the beautiful landscape and Indigenous heritage of Monash.

The Education Directorate's vision is that all young people in the ACT learn, thrive and are equipped with the skills to lead fulfilling, productive and responsible lives. The Directorate values are honesty, excellence, fairness and respect. The vision and values are reflected through our school philosophy.