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Highfields’ image of a child is one with unlimited potential who is eager to interact with and contribute to the world, a capable child who delights in taking ownership for their learning, a curious child who asks questions and whose ideas and understandings are sought and valued.
• small class sizes
• a warm, nurturing learning environment
• meaningful and stimulating programs that encourage enquiry, curiosity and critical thinking
• learning experiences that respectfully and powerfully meet the needs of children both as individuals and as a group
• support and encouragement to embrace challenges, ‘have a go’ and feel good about themselves as learners
At Highfields, we have clear aims for our learning program: • To create a warm and nurturing learning environment that invites each child to feel secure, happy and valued. • To provide meaningful and stimulating programs that encourage enquiry, curiosity and critical thinking. • To seek to ensure learning experiences respectfully and powerfully meet the needs of children, both as individuals and as a group. • To provide a diversity of first hand experiences and small group activities that motivate children to actively engage in the learning process. • To encourage every child to accept challenges and ‘have a go’, without fear of making a mistake. • To encourage attitudes of respect, compassion, independence and responsibility through modelling and through the provision of an empowering, caring and positive environment. • To closely monitor and support the physical, social and emotional development of each child, so important for balanced development of the whole individual. • To facilitate, in every situation, a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
A wide range of co-curricular activities are offered at Highfields. Some are conducted in school time while others are offered out of school hours. In some cases the activities attract a private tuition fee. The lessons are all conducted by highly qualified, specialist teachers. * Sport * Music * Dance * Technology * Library * Extra-curricular