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At TSS Preparatory School we believe the Primary years (P-7) are distinctive.
Where secondary and tertiary education are increasingly organised around subjects and disciplines,
we believe primary schooling should be organised around children.
To this end our Preparatory School classrooms are characterised by enjoyment, engagement, discovery and curiosity.
We want our students to experience wonder and excitement and we encourage them to take risks (sometimes they succeed and sometimes they fail)
as well as to take increasing responsibility and to become more independent learners.
This, we believe, is the basis for life-long learning.
TSS Preparatory School teachers form close and sustained relationships with their students as they support them in becoming more independent
and open to new experiences. Our teachers have a deep understanding of how boys learn, how they learn about learning and what they need to learn
(core curriculum areas). They combine careful attention to the stage of development of each individual with high expectations and a concern to set high
standards for all children. They balance the need for explicit teaching of core concepts, knowledge and skills, with innovative ways of encouraging cooperative work,
research, problem solving and student management of elements of their learning.
In developing our students to be self-responsible so that they become motivated to learn for life,
we believe it is essential to provide a curriculum designed for the ‘whole boy’.
A ‘Prep Triangle of Interdependence’ in the education of the ‘Whole Boy’.