About Early Learning

"Nothing without joy." - Loris Malaguzzi

The wonder and joy of learning grows from rich play experiences with open-ended materials, and the time for boys to imagine and ponder. Interwoven in these experiences lies the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms. 

Personalised learning experiences cater for unique interests and individual learning journeys. Each boy’s passions and gifts and preferred ‘Languages’ of self- expression and communication are identified, embraced and developed. 

Our experienced and highly qualified Early Childhood educators cherish creativity and provide rich engaging environments that invite boys’ sense of wonder and mystery where they can develop and use different ‘Languages’ of expression.

Shared discussion and the development of inquiry projects is a key component of learning experiences within Kindergarten. The early years educators at St Virgil’s listen intently to each boy’s ideas, they value their contributions, and they record their dialogue so that it can be revisited for discussion and deeper thinking.

A nurturing and caring environment and supportive educators’ welcome boys and families into our learning community where a sense of belonging and mutual respect is fostered and trusting reciprocal relationships are cultivated.

Our approach to every boy is influenced by our image of the child, as an image of God, a capable and competent citizen who makes valuable contributions to our world and whose rich potential will blossom with nurturing.