Bondi Public School

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Philosophy for children

Every student participates in one session per week by our specialist trained teacher Kate Kennedy White. Research conducted by Dr Philip Cam from the University of NSW shows that comprehension levels of children who study philosophy in primary school are much higher than their peers.

The Philosophy for Children Program addresses several Key Learning Areas. Children learn to analyse texts and concepts more deeply using deep questioning techniques. The subject matter encourages discussion that covers the Talking and Listening strand of the English syllabus. Critically discussing the moral issues in the texts helps build resilience and respect for differing opinions in and this covers Personal Development. This program complements other Restorative Practice Student Welfare Program and helps to define our Discipline Policy, which heavily relies on cooperation and tolerance.