The chatter of children learning, making friends and building strong foundations for their learning journey can be heard throughout the Junior Years.
From Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 we guide and encourage our students to strive for the heights in all that they do.
Recognising that not all young minds develop and learn at the same rate, we maintain small classes to ensure that our teachers get to know each and every child, so that her individual learning needs are met.
In our vibrant classes, our Early Learning and Primary teachers focus on literacy and numeracy skills. Working alongside them is our team of specialist Inclusive Learning Teachers who formulate learning plans and strategies for students who may need some extra help and those who need greater challenges.
Our students are never bored as they are immersed in an academically rigorous but fun-filled curriculum. There's no time to be idle with our specialist Sport, Music, Drama, Dance, Chinese and Art classes. There are also excursions, Outdoor Education camps, and special theme days when our students dress-up for the occasion.
All of our students look forward to our Mum and Me Movie Night, and the Dad and Daughter Dance when they spend special time with their parents.
We know that all of our students have a special talent that needs to be discovered, nurtured and developed. At MLC that's exactly what will happen.
Welcome to the Junior Years
Early Learning Centre
We are seeking interest in an exceptional Early Learning Centre for girls and boys from six months to three years of age. Your child will thrive and be nurtured by our caring early learning specialists, nestled in the heart of MLC.
We have a proud 110-year tradition of supporting children and their families to flourish within our fully holistic approach.
We are exploring the possible expansion of our MLC learning adventure by inviting expressions of interest for an exceptional Early Learning Centre.
The Centre will open in February 2018, pending expressions of interest.
Our Early Learning Centre will be a warm and inviting space, where families are valued as their child’s first teacher. Our highly experienced and qualified early childhood educators will work in partnership with parents to nurture and support each child to develop and ultimately, thrive.
Children in the proposed Early Learning Centre will have access to a wide variety of indoor and outdoor learning experiences, which promote curiosity, creativity and social interaction. Purposeful and carefully considered opportunities will be included in the environment to enhance cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
We appreciate the different requirements of our families and the need for flexibility for all family circumstances. Accordingly, the Centre will operate 48 weeks of the year from 6.30am to 6.30pm, only closing for four weeks over the Christmas holiday period.
For further information regarding the MLC Early Learning Centre please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact our Head of Admissions, Chavaune Francis, on +61 (08) 9383 0269. To submit an expression of interest, please complete this form and submit by Friday 28 July.
A world of learning starts with play, and at MLC we have created an environment for pre-school children (six months to three years) and their parents to have fun, make friends and start their MLC learning adventure.
Located in our Early Years’ Village, the weekly sessions provide a special opportunity for:
- families to build social networks with members of the MLC community and one another;
- parents and caregivers to share ideas and information;
- supporting a positive transition for children to the more formal Early Years’ Education;
- developing relationships and experiences, which lay the foundation for future learning;
- understanding the role of play in your child’s development; and,
- enhancing communication skills, social/emotional well-being, and physical, cognitive and creative development.
Register your interest in the MLC Playgroup by contacting Admissions on +61 (08) 9384 4000 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand the pressures on busy professional families so our Pre-Kindergarten offers an extended-hours programme.
To provide flexibility to all family circumstances, we offer a three-day programme operating from 8.45am to 2.30pm. Out of School Hours Care is also be available for Pre-Kindy students. This is provided by Wanslea Family Services both before and after school.
Girls and boys are welcomed into our Pre-Kindergarten programme, which is run by specialist early childhood teachers, to cater for the growing demand for a quality start to their schooling.
We know that the best way for any three-year-old to learn is through purposeful play. Our Pre-Kindergarten programme is designed to teach your girls and boys fundamental skills in a stimulating and engaging environment.
Guided by our highly-skilled staff your child will learn to:
- Make friends and learn how to interact with other children;
- Value and respect family backgrounds, cultures, traditions and community;
- Explore and express their creativity;
- Enhance their gross and fine motor competencies;
- Build confidence, independence and find their unique identity;
- Connect with their world through play, music and movement; and,
- Become an effective communicator and involved learner.
Kindergarten to Year 2
This is where the fun and the learning begins…
From the age of three, our students begin their fantastic learning journey in our vibrant Early Years. Our programme centres on learning fundamental skills through play in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our students become confident and involved learners as our specialist Early Years staff guide them through a myriad of tasks that are based on the latest research into child development. Each child learns at different paces so we have designed our holistic learning programme to cater for each child's individual cognitive development.
Recognising that there is much to be learnt beyond the classroom, we explore the outdoors, and our location on the banks of the pristine Swan River gives us the perfect opportunity to discover the river environment while having lots of fun.
The Early Years' students are very much a part of our Junior Years' family. Each of our Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 students is given an older buddy who becomes a part of their life.
Please explore the Early Years curriculum by clicking on the year levels below.
Years 3-6 focus on the academic curriculum and developing academic prowess while continuing to evolve as a person with purpose. Each year builds on the previous one, and offers more and more opportunities to explore the world around us.
To find out more about your daughter's year group , please visit the links below: