The protagonist for Maridahdi came with the introduction of Prep into Queensland. Parents were concerned about the more formalised, structured approach to the early years.
Maridahdi is a small independent school with a maximum enrolment of 75. Maridahdi has children from kindergarten through to year 6.
Maridahdi has multi-age spaces supported by teaching teams. In 2016 we have three learning teams:
- prep/year 1
- year 2 - year 6
Maridahdi's community approach to education is best supported with this African proverb.
......."It takes a village to raise a child"
Maridahdi is focused on family!
Maridahdi invites families to be active in the space!
The Australian Curriculum informs the teaching and learning at Maridahdi.
Maridahdi's Reporting and Assessment Policy is a collaborative process between the child, the parents and the teachers.
Children work across curriculum areas in a variety of individual, small group and whole class situations throughout the day.
MARIDAHDI FOCUS AREAS
Vitality - a strong life force
Risk taking - the ability to risk take in thought and action
Ownership and responsibility
Awareness - of self and others
Thought - "Thought creating itself as it goes", Deleusse and Guitarri
Research in action
Commitment - to innovate
Dynamic and responsive - supporting children accessing possibilities
Communication - the invitation to think out loud