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The Stages Of Drawing: Age 0 – 6


The Stages Of Drawing: Age 0 – 6

Parents often ask about their children’s drawings, paintings and collages, and whether they are developmentally appropriate. All children draw whether it is in the sand with a stick or on paper with various drawing tools. Drawing is universal and follows a predictable developmental pattern. In the preschool we witness the first three stages of development. As each child develops at their own pace it must be remembered that the age of the child at various stages may differ from individual to individual. At 2 years the child is at the scribbling stage with a variety of marks being made for […]


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Teacher Speak


Teacher Speak

What is visual perception? It is the process that helps the brain to understand what the eyes see. It is different to visual acuity which merely measures sight. Visual Discrimination Using the sense of sight to notice and compare the features of different things so as to distinguish one from another, to recognise what is the same and what is different, and to identify letters, shapes, numbers and objects. Important for reading, spelling and maths Visual Memory The ability to remember what the eyes have seen. There are two kinds of visual memory – long-term and short-term – remembering what […]


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Sensory Play


Sensory Play

A wonderful sensory play activity with children experiencing their sense of touch through their feet exploring different textures and responses as they made their way on foot through various trays and along surfaces. It was interesting to observe how their play spontaneously developed over time. Initially they enjoyed more simple experiential play but then began experimenting, and investigating other possibilities. The language of play moved from physical or locomotor, to experiential, to investigative, to discovery, to creative and eventually imaginative play. The exploratory play became pretty messy so add that into the mix too. It is the journey of play […]


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Watching our eldest son go off to big school was a bittersweet moment – moving on from the wonderful RPPS family that has nurtured him and encouraged him to grow into the confident, curious chap he is today.
Just a few weeks in, we are blown away by how well RPPS prepared him for this big step. Their happy, play-centred approach to learning laid the perfect foundation for Primary School. With our younger son now in his second year at RPPS, we are loving how he too is coming into his own at this truly special school.Chris MacRobertsMy eldest completed 3 years at RPPS and is now excelling in Grade 3 at Craighall Primary School, my middle child has now just completed 4 years at RPPS and is a secure, competent 6 year old completely school ready for grade 1. I couldn’t recommend a more experienced, professional, safe and nurturing environment for your child as I now start the RPPS journey for the third time with my youngest at 2 years old. I have yet to find a place that understands the needs of young children as well as they do.Nicole Love-BallantineSuch a wonderful school with the most loving, caring, dedicated, and talented teachers. They have all helped both my children grow into confident, loving, and generous little humans. My son had nothing but the best for the most important years of his life.Cadi McNight
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