Kindergarten – Year 2

We take a holistic approach to your child’s education by enhancing the academic, creative, physical, and social aspects of their development.

How we are different

We integrate skills-based activities like dance, music, singing, and acting into each learning day (45 mins in Kindergarten, 1 hour in Yrs 1 – 2) to tap into your child’s natural creativity. Our small class sizes allow us to foster individual academic growth and confidence in expression and communication.

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Our focus is on building strong academic foundations in literacy and numeracy. Our engaging, enquiry-based learning approach supports and guides children to be well-prepared for the next phase of their learning lives. Our Infants program is structured to ease the transition to Primary School.

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Performance genres include Dance (jazz / ballet combination), Music, and Acting. Your child will get the chance to participate in in-house and external performance events, including Starburst at The Parade Theatre, NIDA.

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Young children must learn how to move to develop gross and fine motor skills. Participating in gymnastics, acrobatics, and regular PE activities develops fitness, agility, and coordination.

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We aim to nurture self-aware, confident, and resilient little humans who think for themselves and, importantly, of others. We actively encourage collaboration, especially when it comes to problem-solving.

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Our experienced and dedicated staff develop programs based on peer-reviewed research. Small class sizes mean we can offer truly personal support to each child. We modify the pace and content of the activities as needed. We also have a dedicated Diverse Learning team on-site to provide a safe, encouraging, and inclusive environment. An environment where all students can grow, learn, and thrive together.


In your child’s first week, they are paired up with a buddy – some who have been at the College since Kindergarten. The older children play a big role in the young ones’ socialisation into the inclusive environment we are known for.

Get in touch with our Registrar

02 9752 0507 |

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