"Play is a primary, indeed a primal, way that we learn to understand and experience the world around us." – Ken Robinson

Children at Margaret Hendry School are active participants in their learning and the educational environment. They work with learning coaches/teachers, experts in residence, families and members of the wider community to develop and share knowledge, set goals and map out pathways to achieve them.   Children learn through inquiry using a hands-on approach linked authentically to the real world in which they live. This involves play-based pedagogy, guided inquiry and project-based learning. The Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework guide the development of the learning undertaken by all children. For more information, please visit:

Through an inquiry pedagogy, children are empowered to develop personal agency and increase their sense of belonging when their unique voices are heard.