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Essential Facilities to Look for in a Primary School

There are many factors that affect the decision of choosing a primary school for your child. And one of these factors is the quality of facilities in the school as the environment they learn in also has a big impact on their development and character.

Check how the classrooms are designed

And whether it is designed in a way to accommodate different teaching styles. Instead of the traditional classrooms where there was rigid structure with rows of desks facing the whiteboard or chalkboard, the classrooms have to be more dynamic. This is what creates a more collaborative learning space where the educators and the students can interact with each other freely. Make sure you go on a tour for the shortlisted schools that you feel are able to provide a good education to your child and develop who they are as an individual. Check whether technology is integrated in the primary school Brisbane so that children can be introduced to technology from a young age in an appropriate way.


Do they have adaptable furniture that allows for flexible learning? Does the classroom have moveable partitions where the learning environment can be changed when necessary? The learning environment should be somewhere the students are able to work on their own, work in a small group and have lessons as a class. The space should accommodate these needs so that students are able to communicate easily and engage in the lesson. Having agile or flexible classrooms ensure that the school values collaboration and innovation in the students. Here, your child will not be expected to conform but actually to follow their interests and passions. There should be sufficient indoor and outdoor play areas as well because playtime can teach students in different ways as well. Playtime is important for their cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth. They will interact with other students and learn to work as a team when they are playing. And there will be a lot of imagination in what they do; however, the space should also accommodate this and engage their curiosity.

Consider the safety of the play areas

And whether they have age-appropriate games and toys that will encourage imaginative play and problem solving skills. Indoor lay areas are great for rainy days and the children can learn to play differently here such as using blocks, puzzles etc. This is a great way to improve their cognitive skills. Outdoor play areas should be well maintained with equipment such as climbing structures, slides, swings etc. There should also be open space where the students can play sports, engage in imaginative play and run. The presence of quality facilities ensure that children are able to learn in a supportive environment. Consider their gymnasiums, libraries along with the condition of the toilets and changing rooms. You need to consider the needs of your child and decide whether these spaces can accommodate them and if they align with their preferences as well.

the authorTimothyStyons