At St Thomas More’s Primary School, our lower school teachers are passionate about Early Years Education. Our Lower School Academic Program is aligned with the Australian Curriculum and is aimed at engaging students in their learning with a sense of rigour, while still fostering a sense of joy and a love of learning. Our staff in the lower years are committed to providing students with a range of learning experiences that are interesting, fun and age appropriate.
We have adopted the Toowoomba Catholic Schools (TCS) Reading and Writing Improvement Strategies, as well as the TCS Phonics to Spelling Program. These programs place a significant emphasis on the development of both phonemic and phonological awareness skills which assist students to develop both precision in and love of reading and writing.
While a large emphasis is placed on the teaching and learning of literacy in the Early Years, students at St Thomas More’s also engage with the Australian Curriculum Learning Areas of Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Health and Physical Education, The Arts and Technologies. We also utilise the Religious Education curriculum from Brisbane Catholic Education.