Kalamunda Christian School provides a range of academic opportunities for students. The notion of ?academic success? is built on the premise of endeavour. We want students to always strive for the next level and we encourage them to ?set the bar high? and develop a strong sense of purpose and direction.
We celebrate academic rigour and achievement. We reinforce the notion that students are to strive towards their own academic excellence and challenge themselves to reach their potential. We wish to steer them towards being intrinsically motivated to grow and learn as individuals.
Our teachers are consistently and purposefully professionally developed in order to deliver diverse and superior teaching and learning practices.
Our students are challenged to think critically about the world around them. Through guided discussion and reflection, students grow toward an understanding of the place and purpose of God in their lives. They are encouraged consider the impact of their actions and the actions of others and how this plays out in the world around them.
Learning for children in the early years revolves around family, school and themselves. Students will meet new friends and classmates. They will learn the conventions of school and to follow simple instructions. They will develop an understanding of their place in the world. They will acquire knowledge, skills and understanding through the many teacher-directed activities and hands-on experiences available to them. Success is self-reinforcing and we encourage our students to reflect on their learning journey as a means of fostering confidence and positive achievement.
Our Early Years Programme forms a balanced approach to teaching and learning. Play-based pedagogy informs, engages and empowers children, whilst our explicit intentional teaching is used to focus on literacy, numeracy and scientific investigation skills. Learning occurs through active investigation, shared thinking and listening and responding to children whilst making learning visible. From three years of age our children are encouraged to wonder, ask questions and explore and to strive to understand the world around them.
Our outdoor areas are highly valued in an effort to extend and develop thinking and investigation skills in all areas of learning. Through planned and spontaneous play experiences, children form relationships, share, co-operate, develop self-control, test ideas and friendships, extend their range of experience and form associations between themselves, events and concepts. A significant part of the success of our Early Years Programme is the quality and passion of our dedicated staff.
KC Saints Sport and Clubs
KC Saints is the name which encompasses all of our sporting and other clubs. We are immensely pleased that we can offer the variety of sporting and club opportunities we do at Kalamunda Christian School.
We believe that playing sport develops lifelong skills as well as values like discipline, commitment, teamwork and leadership. We place emphasis on physical fitness and sportsmanship and intend the activities to be for enjoyment and healthy competition. The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles; trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.
At Kalamunda Christian School we foster a love of music.
Research shows, that a child?s participation in musical activity may actually prove highly beneficial in their development of life skills, and have a positive effect in multiple learning areas.
From private music tuition, to bands, choirs and Performing Arts workshops, students have a choice of musical opportunities.
In a world that is becoming increasingly global, being able to communicate your needs, understand others and move between different cultures is important for full participation.
Learning a second language also exposes students to different cultures, customs and lifestyles.
In the Languages learning area, students:
– Learn to communicate effectively in languages other than English
– Gain an understanding of different cultures, customs and lifestyles
– Learn practical skills that they can use in future social and cultural contexts.
One of our teachers is the instigator of the Perth hub of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), an internationally recognized pedagogical practice. She has introduced integration into the curriculum at Kalamunda Christian School by teaching Year 6 Art classes in a foreign language so that the language is taught in context and is used rather than practiced.
Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) was founded over 30 years ago born from a need to provide balanced, Christian education that would nurture and develop children?s spiritual, academic, emotional, creative and physical needs.
Today, our Association of seven existing schools work closely together towards achieving our vision of being leaders of effective Christian Education in WA, such that we influence the next generation of children globally.
Visit www.scea.wa.edu.au for more information.