Learning can be fun most of the time, we at Cliff make it more interesting. Here are some of the learning concepts we follow to make Children understand well.
Teachers in Cliff are responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests. We value and build on children’s strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning. We respond to children’s expertise, cultural traditions and ways of knowing the multiple languages spoken by some children.
Holistic approaches to teaching and learning recognise the connectedness of mind, body and spirit . When our Cliff teachers take a holistic approach they pay attention to children’s physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as cognitive aspects of learning. While teachers may plan or assess with a focus on a particular outcome or component of learning, they see children’s learning as integrated and interconnected. They recognise the connections between children, families and communities and the importance of reciprocal relationships and partnerships for learning. They see learning as a social activity and value collaborative learning and community participation. An integrated, holistic approach to teaching and learning also focuses on connections to the natural world.
Learning environments are welcoming spaces when at Cliff we reflect and enrich the lives and identities of children and families participating in the setting and respond to their interests and needs. We have Environments that support learning are vibrant and flexible spaces that are responsive to the interests and abilities of each child. They cater for different learning capacities and learning styles and invite children and families to contribute ideas, interests and questions.
Our Outdoor learning spaces are a feature of Cliff school learning environments. They offer a vast array of possibilities not available indoors. Play spaces in natural environments include plants, trees, edible gardens, sand, rocks, mud, water and other elements from nature. These spaces invite open-ended interactions, spontaneity, risk-taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature. They foster an appreciation of the natural environment, develop environmental awareness and provide a platform for ongoing environmental education. Indoor and outdoor environments support all aspects of children’s learning and invite conversations between children, teachers, families and the broader community. They promote opportunities for sustained shared thinking and collaborative learning.
Admissions are Open for Resedential and Day scholars for the academic year (2021 - 22)