Tuart Hill Primary School launches early childhood learning centre

Tuart Hill Primary School launches early childhood learning centre

TUART HILL Primary School is giving students a chance to start their learning before the transition to kindergarten.

Principal Megan Barnett said the school’s Early Bright Start Centre provided solid early learning foundations, support and early intervention.

“There is significant and growing body of evidence that early years are crucial to lifelong learning,” she said.

“Research shows that 90 per cent of a child’s brain develops by the age of three, so all the experiences they have during this time influence their success at school and in later life.”

Teacher and partnerships co-ordinator Melissa Mamudoski said the program would benefit children who came from non-English speaking backgrounds before they started kindergarten.

“Over 40 per cent of our students come from a language background other than English and a range of different languages being spoken,” she said.

“Some of the main languages spoken by families in our school are Bahasa Indonesian, Gujarati, Japanese, Vietnamese and Punjabi.”

“The Bright Start Centre should assist children to be ready to start school and to become happy confident learners.”