ISA offers a rigorous and balanced Early Years curriculum, combining the Australian “Belonging, Being, and Becoming” Early Years Learning Framework with a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, aiming to enable students to learn and develop their own knowledge, concepts, skills and attributes, preparing them for the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme). This framework integrates the characteristics of English language curriculum and traditional Chinese culture. Our programme emphasises the personal, social, emotional, physical, and lingual development of our students. We use Australian curriculum standards and concepts for lesson planning, whilst the IB framework acts as a guide to inquiry learning and developing independence.
The ISA Early Years offers safe and spacious learning environments, which are designed especially to meet the needs of young learners. They are all well-resourced with age-appropriate equipment and materials, and modern teaching and learning technology.
The programme reflects best practice in early years teaching, with a Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum planned around units of inquiry that transition into the PYP curriculum in primary. Early literacy and numeracy are integral to the programme. Chinese is the specialist language and is integrated into the programme, forming a core aspect of the curriculum.