MULTI-AGE LEARNING

The Benefits of a multi-age classroom

At Moerlina classes are small and multi-age. Having children of different ages working together provides for more natural groupings like those found in families, workplaces and social networks. Students are able to select peers at their own level, academically and socially, and learn from each other both in their work and behaviour.  Elders provide positive role models for younger students, often inspiring them to reach higher, while developing their own leadership qualities. Teachers are able to address individual student needs, building on competencies and interests, using flexible groupings. Children will take the role of younger and elder, teacher and learner at multiple times in their Moerlina journey.

Other multi-age opportunities

Buddies are another aspect of our approach and an important part of life at Moerlina. Strong relationships and social responsibility develop between children of different ages, through organised activities and play. Older classes buddy up with younger classes and students pair up with a buddy to play and work with across the year.

These cross-age groupings occur naturally in the playground too, with children of different ages and from different classes often seen working together to build bases, play soccer and explore the orchard and frog pond.

If you would like more information on the benefits of multi-age learning and how it could benefit your child, please contact Moerlina School on 9384 5894 or admin@moerlina.wa.edu.au to make an appointment with our Principal.