At Oac, our values are communicated through our environment, so with our purpose-built campuses, we aim to dazzle children’s senses, invite curiosity and discovery, and teach children to respect and appreciate the space around them.
Our learning environments are purposely designed to support our curriculum as well as provide for children’s individual learning styles, strengths and interests. Children learn readily from their environments, developing key skills such as self-regulation, autonomy and independence. Our focus is to bring natural elements into our campuses and we place great emphasis on the design and resourcing of our classrooms.
The safety of your child is paramount. We use keypad security access, safety gates, shaded play areas and well maintained buildings and resources to provide a safe environment for your child. Rooms have been designed specifically to meet the development of the children in each age group. The age ranges offer flexibility so we can transition children based on both their age and developmental stage. Generally, children in our classrooms stay with their friends in their room for the entire year, forming close bonds and friendships.
Our campuses encourage Educators, families and children to engage in innovative practices and appreciate the wonder of the natural world while protecting the planet for future generations. Oac Educators make sustainable practices a part of the daily routine. Sustainability through interactive learning elements might include a vegetable and herb garden, compost or worm farm systems. Other regular sustainable practices include:
• Water conservation
• Making natural choices for play materials
• Exploring the natural world