Early Stage One

Kindergarten students bring to school a wide range of experiences, abilities, needs and interests. They have a natural curiosity about their world. Their desire to make sense of the world provides a platform to plan and review their learning through interactions with others, experimentation, scaffolding, explicit teaching, practice and play in the classroom and beyond.

In Kindergarten, priority is given to literacy and numeracy development because these are the foundations on which further learning is built.


The English curriculum engages students with listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing activities for various purposes and contexts.

At BCCS we use the InitiaLit program, an innovative, evidence-based program developed by MultiLit at Macquarie University.


The Mathematics curriculum develops a sense of number, order, sequence, pattern and position, using the students’ environment. It introduces mathematical symbols and language to communicate and explain mathematical ideas; it presents simple strategies to pose basic mathematical questions and to investigate and solve simple, concrete problems.

BCCS utilises two leading resources for the development and assessment of mathematical skills.

Other Curriculum Areas

For an overview of all of the other areas incorporated into the BCCS curriculum, see our Curriculum page.