5 — 7 Years Old

We build strong foun­da­tions in Lit­er­a­cy and Numer­a­cy by fol­low­ing Aus­tralian cur­ricu­lum doc­u­ments. Chil­dren are also exposed to core sub­jects of Thai lan­guage and Cul­ture, Social Stud­ies, The Arts, Sci­ence, Per­son­al, Social and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and ICT through a range of learn­ing expe­ri­ences that encour­age dis­cov­ery  and explo­ration through the inquiry process of learn­ing. Chil­dren are nat­u­ral­ly curi­ous and their love of learn­ing is active­ly encour­aged and nur­tured at Gecko.

We instill a desire for and a belief in life-long learn­ing by recog­nis­ing that each child is unique and brings speci­fic cre­ative tal­ents that need to be fos­tered.  We recog­nise that chil­dren respond to dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences and have dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles. ‘Pas­sion projects’ are encour­aged and provide excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren to pur­sue some­thing they are enthu­si­as­tic about. This allows the chil­dren to become inde­pen­dent learn­ers as they tap into their inter­ests as a vehi­cle for dri­ving their learn­ing for­ward.  Through the­se projects chil­dren will become more aware of how their pas­sion impacts them as learn­ers and how they can con­nect with their com­mu­ni­ty through their pas­sion.