Kids School creates an open learning situation – a free expressive environment for all students. The philosophy is simple – knowing is doing.
We try to meet the needs of every child, and because of our child-centres, integrated approach, we can accommodate children with specific learning or physical disabilities into the school programme. Their presence also provides exceptional learning opportunities and experiences for other children whose needs are not so dramatic.
KIDS Open Learning School provides full-time schooling for students aged from Kindergarten to 18+ years. A student’s Individual Programme is designed to meet Outcomes in each of the Learning Areas as described in the Curriculum Framework and the Australian Curriculum. The course is registered, but not monitored, by the Curriculum Council and leads to the School’s Graduating Certificates.
It is child-centred, ungraded learning at its best — different in some ways from other alternative education such as Montessori, Steiner / Waldorf, Home Schooling and Summerhill, but with many important similarities.
We feel close ties with Fitzroy Community School in Melbourne, Sudbury in USA and Reggio Emilia Schools.