The school environment and inspiring space design plays a central role within our play-based Reggio-inspired program. The environment plays such a significant role in Reggio-Inspired programs that it is often referred to as the “third teacher”. This third teacher empowers children to explore, to inquire, to try new things, to work together, and to make sense of the world around them. We design our schools to be real world manifestations of children’s interests, passions, and curiosities.
Our schools have a wide variety of learning spaces designed to engage all senses of children. Learning environments are divided into well labelled spaces for art, design, pretend-play, block play, water play, sand play, math, writing, storytelling, music, STEM, and free play. These varied learning spaces provide children with a broad range of learning experiences and help maximise discovery and problem-solving.
Our classroom environments support literacy and mathematics development by being print rich i.e we have picture books with rich illustrations, interactive books, books of different textures, menus, recipes, labels, signs, printed routines and directions, student work, alphabet displays, word walls, manipulative and blocks. Teachers use these visual tools to have meaningful conversations with children, helping them develop a richer vocabulary across a wide range of topics.
Our schools have a wide variety of flora which enables children to direct their curiosity towards nature more purposefully. Our schools are designed in a way that they are abundant with natural light and fresh air through all seasons and all times of the day.
With the right challenges, children develop good judgment, persistence, courage, and self-confidence. Our schools are equipped with rich natural features, both indoors and outdoors, that provide children with a plethora of opportunities for adventure and exploration.