Secondary and tertiary education are often organised around subjects and disciplines, whereas at TSS, we believe primary schooling should be structured around the boys and their needs and interests. Our classrooms are characterised by enjoyment, engagement, discovery and curiosity. We want students to experience wonder and excitement and encourage them to take risks, as well as to take increasing responsibility for their learning; becoming independent learners.
We believe the Primary years, Preschool - Year 6, are distinctive and provide a very special period in a child’s life, where engagement is nurtured and positive learning behaviours developed.
TSS Preparatory School teachers form close and sustained relationships with their students, appreciating how important mutual respect is for maximising learning potential. Our teachers have a deep understanding of how boys learn and what methodologies and strategies resonate with them. They combine careful attention to the developmental stage of each individual, with high expectations and genuine support. Teachers balance the need for explicit teaching of core concepts, knowledge and skills, with innovative ways of encouraging cooperative work, research and problem solving.
In developing students to become young men of intellectual character, we believe it is essential to provide a curriculum designed for the ‘whole boy’, encouraging a positive approach to education and an enduring love of learning.