Inspiring students to explore, innovate and thrive
The School of Curiosity provides each child with the social and academic skills needed to interact and explore the world as confident and effective learners.
For Stages One and Two (K-4) | Inquiry Pedagogy: Play based Inquiry (Kindergarten) and Guided Inquiry (Year 1-4)
During this phase of development the magical world of early childhood gradually transitions into the critical thinking of pre-adolescence. This is a time of inquiry – when children really begin to develop a curiosity to know all about the world they live in - the who, what, when, why and how?
Play based inquiry is a method of instruction that not only targets the foundational knowledge and skills of literacy and numeracy but also creates a sense of wonder and curiosity through an inquiry play based learning approach. Learning in the School of Curiosity is experiential with an emphasis placed on child-initiated, spontaneous and open-ended creative play experiences and artistic expression.
Guided inquiry encourages students to take more ownership in their learning whilst guiding students to acquire the foundational knowledge and skills across all subject areas. Critical thinking skills are also honed as each learner is guided to become his or her best.
As students interact and explore the world, this quest for knowledge underpins the School of Curiosity program as it develops each student’s comprehension of the world around them, and their attitudes and interests in relation to this.
Santa Sophia has identified the following core capabilities for all students across all stages, giving them the greatest chance of future success. These are reported on and assessed at all stages.