Early Learning - St Mary's Anglican Girl's School

Early Learning

Our experienced Kindergarten, Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers encourage our students to explore the world around them while helping them to develop the attributes required to become competent learners. St Mary’s beautiful Junior School campus allows our students to learn in exceptional indoor and outdoor environments. We recognise the importance of balancing learning and play, which allows our students to thrive in an inspiring setting.

Ensuring that all students have an excellent grounding in literacy and numeracy is our top priority. Our students enjoy differentiated reading, spelling, writing, oral communication and mathematics programs that support individual student needs, and our staff pride themselves on implementing the latest evidence-based educational programs to give our students the best possible start to their schooling journey. We encourage our students to pursue their interests and take ownership of their learning. Delivering an engaging Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program and a wide range of inquiry-based learning projects is also a focus in our Junior School.

Our Teaching Philosophy

Curious minds lead the way in our Early Learning Centre. That is why our experienced staff embrace the Kath Murdoch Inquiry-Based Learning Model, an educational approach that focuses on fostering students’ curiosity, critical thinking and active engagement in the learning process.

Student Wellbeing

We equip our students with the necessary skills, values and knowledge to discover their best and contribute to their communities.

Innovative Numeracy And Literacy Programs

Our experienced Kindergarten to Year 2 teachers deliver the latest evidence-based literacy and numeracy programs to help our students discover their best.

Specialist Education

Unlike many other schools, we employ specialist educators to teach a range of subjects to our early learning students.

Enrichment And Support

Our Academic Centre for Enrichment (ACE) offers a Gifted and Talented program and an Academic Support program.


St Mary’s Playgroup is an exciting place for young children to explore, develop and socialise in a play-based learning environment.

Out Of School Care

St Mary’s offers before and after school care, as well as holiday care, for Kindergarten to Year 6 students and their siblings.