At Dainfern College we deem it crucial for every child to develop holistically and therefore focus our efforts on growing each child’s social, emotional and academic ability. We believe every child has the ability to reach their potential when they are fully engaged in the learning process and we therefore strive to create a safe, nurturing and innovative space for this growth to take place.
In the Senior Preparatory we have embraced a growth-mindset philosophy in our classes and encourage children to view failure as an opportunity for further growth. Students are encouraged to grow and develop their skills and abilities by trying to learn new skills and to persevere with the difficult tasks.
We provide many opportunities for children to develop their critical-thinking skills by providing inquiry-based lessons where students are encouraged to develop their problem-solving abilities, work collaboratively, reflect on their learning and communicate their thinking in a confident manner.
In line with our motto of ‘Celebrate’, we love to recognise and award our students’ positive behaviour and achievements.