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An example day in the life at Enkindle Village School

It is our vision that all teachers at Enkindle will be well trained with a deep understanding of development theory, in order to adhere to the Australian National Curriculum while upholding the school’s democratic philosophy. With an increased teacher/student ratio, children will receive extra individualised guidance than traditional schools are able to offer.

NOTE: All times on this example are indicative only.

  • 8:00am – 8:30am School opens, students begin to arrive, and families interact in the school
  • 8:30am – 9:00am Morning meditation
  • 9:00am – 10:30am Guided Session: Explicit teaching of reading and writing skills in guided groups, an opportunity for mentor/teacher assessment via observation and learning conversations, collection of evidence, portfolio creation 
  • 10:30am – 11:10am Break / eat / play
  • 11:10am – 12:30pm Guided / Directed Session: (Mentor/Teacher led) Parents are welcome to attend this session as mentor/teacher helpers
  • 12:30pm – 1:10pm Break / eat / play
  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Self-­‐directed Session: Independent learning programs are created with each student, their parents and the mentor/teacher. Students choose how they direct this session, with guidance and support when needed (as deemed by themselves, or an adult)
  • 2:10pm – 3:10pm Community Session: This could be a community service activity e.g. Clean Up Australia Day, partnering with a nursing home as buddies, community garden club, Indigenous cultural activities, cooking/food rescue, cleaning the school, welcoming groups into the school for performances or visiting, an inclusion session (e.g., differently-abled students come to visit/play), community yoga class, beach afternoon, anything that builds or contributes to a sense of community and belonging. The students can suggest ideas too.
  • 3:10pm – 3:30pm Students are collected by families