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Empowering minds, shaping futures

St Nicholas is committed to the development and implementation of a curriculum that is based on reflective practice, critical analysis and planning; is consistent with the National Learning Frameworks; provides opportunities for children to learn through play and build relationships; reflects and promotes equitable and inclusive behaviours; and involves families.

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Reggio Emilia-inspired

At St Nicholas, our curriculum and philosophy are both inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education and care. 

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy and pedagogy focused on young children that is child-centred and uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. Educational programs inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach are based on principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration, discovery and play. 

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