Mount Sinai College acknowledges the journey from Preschool to Year 6 as the formative years of your child’s development and we actively promote that desire to learn in every student.
What we first emphasise is the importance of literacy. The command of language is reflected not only in all facets of communication but equally, in the structure of thinking and in the development of your child’s personality. Acquiring literacy skills early, and with confidence, is the cornerstone of good education.
As parents, we all want our children to be absorbed and inspired by the wonders of literature, to become engaged with ideas and experiences that only literature provides. We also want your children to be able to express themselves eloquently and to demonstrate exceptional written communication skills across a range of genres.
Understanding the value of reading and writing and the life-long benefits these skills bring, underpins good teaching practice. Developing skills of literacy then, allows students to make meaning in every subject. No child ‘slips through the net’ – each child’s progress is monitored frequently.
We aim to give students an appreciation of and insight into Mathematics and help them adopt a positive and enquiring attitude to problem-solving. Our young mathematicians enjoy ‘hands-on’ experiences and take part in a range of competitions.
By external measures, our students perform remarkably well in English and Mathematics and are consistently ranked well above national norms.