Eblana Learning Program
In Eblana we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, challenging students to reach their potential, encouraging them to become, confident decision makers who are prepared to take risks in becoming self-sufficient, independent learners. Interactive learning experiences are practised to excite the inquisitive learner in all our students. The curriculum uses the Australian Curriculum and AUSVELS as its minimum basis, but provides extension and additional assistance where individual students’ needs and learning styles are addressed more fully. Students in the Primary Years are encouraged to access opportunities in developing their individual interests alongside the class curriculum. Integrated or holistic learning provides comprehensive coverage across all Key Learning Areas (KLA’s), while maintaining the integrity of each, which may be delivered separately or as an integrated part of the P-4 classroom.
Eblana is a place where children can develop their skills and knowledge, where they can fulfil their need to be well educated; a place where they can develop virtues of good citizens and learn how to fulfil their responsibilities as a valued member for the community. We assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas with due respect for others and the environment around them. We foster an environment where children learn to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between each other, and see this as the core of what makes life so fascinating. Eblana believes in a holistic education which values each individual's intrinsic worth. By focusing on both the mind and the heart, we cater for students’ with a focus on laying solid foundations in literacy and numeracy in the early years. The children will develop skills and knowledge as they are well catered for in social, emotional, intellectual, physical, philosophical and spiritual concepts in programs designed to inspire learning, encouraging curiosity, questioning and risk taking.
Personal achievement is central to Eblana’s philosophy. At all times, students are strongly encouraged and supported to pursue the academic and personal excellence of which they are capable. We challenge them to question, reflect, search for answers, apply skills and strive to achieve their best at every age.
Effective learning occurs when students and teachers work together in a collaborative environment at each stage of the educational journey, allowing each student to engage in meaningful learning. Eblana values highly supportive and respectful relationships between teachers, students and parents. These relationships help us to fully engage students with ideas and concepts, so that they can become independent and lifelong learners.
Education in Eblana’s P-4 area represents many children's first introduction to formal learning. From the ages of 4 to 11, youngsters are taught many important skills. We aim to use teaching methods and strategies to encourage the best learning and create a comfortable educational setting that will assist them in their academic, social, emotional and physical development.
Key Learning Areas
This grouping together of the ‘Key Learning Areas’, or integrated approach to curriculum organisation and delivery, includes continued reinforcement of specific teaching of foundation literacy and numeracy skills. It provides students with ample opportunity to learn about their world and their place within it.
The key learning areas on Eblana are:
- English / Literacy
- Mathematics / Numeracy
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Health and Physical Education
- The Arts
More information on the key learning areas is available here.