The Wonderschool Approach

Our priorities

Respect, Connection and Awe

We believe and value the rights of all children and work first and foremost from a place of respect. We prioritise staying connected to children, their families, to our communities, to nature and to learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and ways of being. The Wonderschool Approach focuses on building diverse, inclusive, and robust learning communities which are unique, and held together by common values and a sense of belonging and awe.

We draw on a number of influences, theories and practices that guide our approach to working with children at Wonderschool and our approach is ever-changing as we look to the latest research to be the best educators we can be.

Wonderschool values

We measure our success by the learning, growth and connections of the children in our care, which is only possible when we are living the Wonderschool Values, which are:


We value Wonder as a state of being, engaging with the unknown, taking the time to explore the possibilities, to allow thought provoking conversations and being captivated in the moment.


We act with integrity whilst adopting an ethical lens approach.


We act in the best interest of all members of our community and the wider community.


We recognise individuals and support them to thrive and strive.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Wonderschool acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters, and community. We pay our respect to their people, cultures, and elders past, present, and emerging.

Wonderschool takes an active approach to sharing Australia’s Indigenous cultures with our children and families at our centres in consultation with local elders.