Smartt Cottage School

Core Essentials

Children cover everything they need to per the standard curriculum but are free to go above and beyond, based on where there interest leads them.

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking skills is focused on, to build on the natural desire of a child to inquire, discover, discuss and find out about the world they live in.

Interactive classes

Applied learning with Interactive classes, using both the digital and tangible world of learning to bring concepts to life in real world context.

Experiential Learning

Fun, creative, collaborative and exploratory activities in the classroom and out for experiential and applied learning and deeper practical understanding of the full spectrum of the subject.

A child will naturally, at the early stages of learning, explore the world around them based on strong, self-motivated, interest to know. They naturally will use all senses available to them of sight, touch, smell, taste, as well as intuitive and intangible innate perceptions.

They don’t have to be told to be interested, they just are the most amazing free, creative and inquisitive creatures around. Unfortunately however, once they are installed within our existing schooling systems, which has failed to grow and change with a rapidly changing world around us, they tend to lose this natural inquisitive interest as they are told “What” to learn “When” to learn it and “How” much time they have to learn it in.

Thus, we see a bright alive child at the age of 3 or 4 become a resentful teenager at 14 or 16 who generally is not interested any longer in school and can’t wait to be done. This is not the case for all but certainly a case for many.

The ambitions of the SMARTT School are to ensure, for any child, that the natural interest in learning they are born with, remains a passion for life. The SMART School child is given the space, time and freedom to rediscover that early wonder and self-motivated interest in the discovery of everything around them. The SMART School child is allowed to set their own pace and be master of their own learning universe. The SMART School Facilitators are expert caring individuals that know each child is an individual and is different and has a need to grow and learn at a pace that is in alignment with them as an individual and does not and will never just fit into a box. The SMARTT School Facilitators take care and the time to ensure each child discovers their own special and wonderful uniqueness. Thus, the SMARTT School environment is completely focused on individuality with no generalities or preconceived ideas applied, allowing children to blossom and grow in the most natural way.

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