Artistic work connects the children in a positive way with the content they are learning as does the extensive use of storytelling which stimulates the child’s imagination.
From the ages 7 to 13, the child becomes increasingly aware of a wider world outside of the family and begins to develop a sense of self.
Between the ages of seven and fourteen the child is primarily a being of feeling, imagination, and aesthetic sensitivity. The thinking and intellectual capacities are beginning to develop but do not dominate until puberty. For this reason, all instruction in the primary years is presented in an artistic way and involves and develops the artistic sensibilities and capacities of the child.
The Primary curriculum is rich with creativity. This means that literacy, numeracy and all other areas of the curriculum are presented imaginatively to the child. They are immersed in the histories and mythologies of many of the great civilisations on Earth. From Fairy Tales and Celtic Myths in the early years through to the Old Testament Stories, Norse Myths, the Ramayana, Ancient Persia, Mesopotamia and Egypt, and on to the Greek and Roman civilisations in Classes 5 and 6. In this way our students gain an understanding and appreciation of various cultures from all over the world.
Singing and recorder become regular activities that will lead to string instruments. Painting and drawing are incorporated into lessons and drama is regularly employed to enliven the learning. Artistic work connects the children in a positive way with the content they are learning as does the extensive use of storytelling which stimulates the child’s imagination.