At Pittwater House, we recognise the importance of establishing foundational skills in children to foster a love of learning during the first three formal years of Primary schooling.
Our Kindergarten to Year 2 program has been designed to allow flexibility in teaching methods, learning spaces and resources to create an optimum learning experience for our students, in both the Junior Boys’ Preparatory School and Junior Girls’ College.
The importance of individualised care
At Pittwater House, our high teacher-to-student ratio and capped class sizes of 20 students per class enable Kindergarten – Year 2 class teachers, specialist teachers and learning enrichment staff to understand what each child needs to thrive at school.
Our teachers use a variety of strategies and tools to assess the developmental and learning stage of each child, then tailor their classroom activities to cater for the individual learning needs of children across different curriculum areas. This approach ensures each child achieves their personal learning goals before moving on to the next.
Children are grouped according to their needs and their progression through the curriculum. Teachers use research-based gender-specific strategies in all areas.
A broad offering
As the primary building blocks of education, we offer a comprehensive and challenging numeracy and literacy program that engages children in a range of ways across a number of different subject areas.
To complement our students’ learning of the foundations, we also offer age-appropriate introductions to subjects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), languages (French and Mandarin), music, dance, drama and sports, many of which are taught by specialist teachers in purpose-built classrooms.
As an extension to classroom learning, our comprehensive list of co-curricular opportunities gives children the chance to try many different activities across sport, creative arts and critical thinking, and develop their social connections across year groups.
Our campus provides everything our students need in one place: multiple open play spaces and dedicated learning areas; an 8-lane 25 metre swimming pool; a multi-purpose gymnasium; tennis courts; a creative arts centre; a music cottage; a health centre run by qualified nurses; counsellors and so much more.