Early Learning Philosophy

At St Virgil’s College we have created an environment which values creativity, kindness, citizenship, engagement, inquiry, wonder and joy. 

As a compassionate community connected through faith, we invite children into a close relationship with Christ and aspire to be faithful to the four touchstones of the Charter for Edmund Rice Education Australia schools. 

We believe that every child is capable, rich in possibilities and potential and as such has a right to a quality early year learning program.   

We value and respect the innate curiosity that drives boys to explore and make meaning of the world and their place in it.

We believe that boys learn best through authentic play experiences and the excitement and joy of discovery.

We believe nature and experiences in the natural environment are intrinsically treasured by all children and are essential to the development and wellbeing of boys.

We believe everyone has the right to belong. We embrace diversity and value the respectful relationships, which develop when boys are allowed to navigate their own learning through meaningful and reciprocal relationships with educators and with the world around them.

We believe in the value of time - time to discover, time to engage, time to wonder and time to inquire, problem solve and reflect. Time and space to be amazed, fascinated and curious. Time to love learning, time to share learning and time to build deep understanding. Time to flourish and learn in the here and now.

By Deeds, not Words Alone!