Specialists | The Ela Murray International School

The Ela Murray International School

Specialists

Spanish

When it comes to education, Primary aged children process information in a variety of ways in order for it to make sense to them. They process information on levels that are different from adults and can be taught a variety of subjects.

Learning to speak Spanish is no different, as they will retain what they have learned with greater accuracy. Giving a child a head start in today’s world by speaking Spanish can be beneficial in a number of ways.

A child who learns a language at an early age can continue life translating for others and developing a stronger vocabulary as time continues. We also hope to develop a love of learning a new language. Many of our children already are bilingual and have a talent for linguistic skills that will benefit learning other languages throughout their life.

Art

Enthusiasm for art starts in the early years – by the time students reach year eight, attitudes about what matters in education are already established. We believe in educating the whole child and providing creative ways for children to express themselves is paramount in our program.

Most importantly, we to ensure the subject matter is broad and includes culturally and ethnically diverse artists. Children need to understand that art is created by all sorts of people, in a variety of ways, and should feel represented by the art and artists they are exposed to.

Physical Education

Children who participate in physical education are better able to concentrate and maintain focus, which has a positive impact on their success at school. We believe by making these sessions fun and engaging we are developing positive exercise habits in childhood and adolescence then they will likely continue playing into adulthood. .

During our Physical Education program we are mindful exercise helps children to relieve stress and anxiety and improve their teamwork and leadership skills. It also helps to form stronger bonds between peers and promotes a healthy class dynamic. We encourage children to a positive body image and design lessons to suit children of all abilities.

Music

At TEMIS we believe music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn. Studies show children who learn music provides better brain development, increases in human connection, and even stress relief.

Music education is also a great way to enhance reading comprehension abilities in children.

Our lessons include different ways for children to connect with other people. Children are naturally very social, and it’s important to encourage them to build relationships by providing them experiences to share with each other.

We also try to integrate many different subject areas into our music lessons. Not only will music education allow children to develop their musical skills, it will also give them the opportunity to work on their math skills, reading and writing skills, science skills, and history knowledge.

Inquiry

At TEMIS Inquiry learning is an active thinking and learning process. Our units are child centred learning and they are actively involved in the process.

During the process of investigating, processing, organising, synthesizing, refining and extending their knowledge within a topic, they are encouraged  to form concepts and generalisations instead of being told simple answers to more complex questions.

Learning is more effective when connections are made across contexts, between learning areas and between prior and new knowledge.

Pre-unit planning discussions focus on what children already know and what they want to know and learn, to ensure appropriate pitch and to increase motivation and achievement.