Early Learning Centre
The ELC at TISA is housed on the main grounds of the school in a purpose built early childhood facility that caters for the needs of young learners.
The children in the ELC begin their educational journey of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in Nursery. The learning program is not only rich, diverse and engaging but also a lot of fun as the children explore, create and play.
The ELC is a real community of learners in a facility that is full of natural light and open spaces that allows for maximum use of both the indoor and outdoor learning environment all year round. Inside there are dedicated classrooms, shared areas, an area for physical education and performing arts, a kitchen and dining room, areas for visual art, and separate rooms for Science and Technology. Outside there is large sandpit, play area, a fenced in grass area, a water play area with fountains and a wonderful garden where children participate in gardening throughout the year.
Children in the ELC follow an Early Years Curriculum curriculum in all areas of learning. In P1 and P2 language and mathematics are taught both within the framework on the IBPYP and also through ‘stand-alone’ lessons. Please click on the tabs to the left to find out more.
As well as language and mathematics children also participate science, visual and performing arts, physical education, gardening, technology (food, woodwork and IT). The learning of these key subjects usually take place authentically through the Units of Inquiry. It is also important to note that we strongly believe in the development of the IBPYP transdisciplinary skills of social, communication, self-management, thinking and research skills, (the development of the whole child).
We are very proud of our community of learners in the ELC. Please do make an appointment to come and see the wonderful learning that takes place.