Doveton College in Melbourne is a pioneer in Australian education. It’s the first government school designed to meet the needs of children from birth to Year 9 and their families. Its main philanthropic partner, The Colman Foundation, gives it the extra freedom and ability to come up with fresh ideas and innovative programs. I saw it when visiting a playgroup there run by Good Beginnings Australia for pre-school children and their families. Everything is designed to make learning fun-even lovely music to welcome children to school rather than an old fashioned bell!