In our SVCC ELC, Jesus is the centre of all things, where life flows from Him and we live in His life each day.
We believe children:
Are joyful souls who take pleasure in celebrating life
Are curious, creative and wonder drives their learning process
Are powerful, capable and resilient, able to be the main characters of their learning process
Have a voice and many different ways to express themselves
Bring knowledge and understanding with them to build connections.
Have a natural desire and need for connection and relationships
Are unique and each journey has its own pathway
Express their worship and understanding of God
Therefore, the following principles will guide children’s learning journeys:
The environment is strategically planned for children to engage in learning.
It is a fluid space to inspire curiosity and to response to children’s ongoing learning.
Nature is brought into learning spaces to inspire thinking, provide optimal engagement, and allow children to observe, to live and to deeply understand their environment.
The environment will let children use their senses and fully immerse in exploration and discovery
Children, families and educators will work together in a nurturing and passionate Christian atmosphere where they will grow by being active participants in our society.
Facilitate children’s learning by setting challenging age appropriate experiences
Listen to children’s voices and support their initiatives
Professional practice of reflection and research
Foster warm and trusting relationships with children and families
We value parents as the primary educators of children
Families work in partnership with the ELC
Families are welcome to share their knowledge, skills, cultural knowledge and/or expertise.
We are intrinsically connected with our SVCC school community
Partnership with our local churches
Experiences in the local community are sort to enrich the education program