The Curriculum in Kindergarten and Year 1 at Tangara-Redfield Infants School is aligned to the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses and covers the mandatory
Key Learning Areas. The study of Religion, as well as the Human Virtues Program, further enhance students’ learning. The use of technology
is integrated through the curriculum.
Using WRAP - a multi-sensory, phonics based approach to literacy - students learn to read, spell and write. Reading is enriched through the Junior
Great Books program that encourages the Socratic discussion of texts to build deeper understanding and comprehension. Information literacy,
communication skills and library studies are integrated throughout the English program.
A range of approaches and resources are used in conjunction with the Maths Online program. There is an emphasis on problem-solving.
Students learn about built environments, information and communication, living things, energy, space and time. Students are taught to use technology
responsibly and effectively. There is an emphasis on hands-on experience, designing and investigating.
Students develop their understandings of Australia’s history and geography and the social, cultural, economic and political lives of its people.
With a strong emphasis on character development and a thorough grounding in good nutrition and physical exercise, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of how to achieve a healthy and fulfilling life.
Tangara-Redfield Infants' curriculum offers many opportunities for personal expression, creativity, imagination, and the awakening of the aesthetic sense. Drama and dance are integrated into the curriculum and visual arts and music have individual programs of learning. Students have the opportunity to enrol in private lessons. The lessons on offer for Infants students include individual or shared lessons for piano and/or violin as well as group vocal lessons which normally take between 3-4 students per group. These extra-curricular music lessons are run on campus during school hours.
Students have the opportunity to develop and deepen their understanding of the person and teachings of Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Catholic Church. They are taught the value of prayer and a personal relationship with God in their daily life.