Prep


Comprising five grades with class sizes under 20, our Prep classrooms are located in two buildings, next to our junior side playground, separate from the rest of the school. This allows our youngest students the opportunity to ease into school life.

 

We focus on developing student’s social, emotional, physical and academic development through a wide range of activities. These include:

  • Specialist programs including Physical Education, Art, German, Science, Performing Arts
  • Our Buddy program
  • Weekly Library sessions
  • Incursions and excursions
  • ICT – including classroom Apple TVs and iPads
  • 100 days of school celebrations
  • Father’s Day breakfast
  • Mother’s Day afternoon tea
  • Swimming (Term 4)
  • School Production (every second year)

To support student’s literacy learning we run a Reading Lab program. During Reading Lab sessions students work in small groups to complete alphabet and reading activities.

 

As well as our literacy and numeracy programs, students enjoy being involved in our Challenge Based Learning activities. Throughout the year, our Prep students learn about: What Makes Them Special, Animals of the World, Keeping Ourselves Healthy and Safe and Traditional Tales, including Fairy tales and Nursery Rhymes.

 

Transition for new Prep students begins in Term 4, with students attending sessions over the term. These sessions allow students to become familiar with some of the routines of school and meet our wonderful teachers. They might even meet a new friend!

 

Our Prep teachers work closely with the local kindergartens to aid with the transition from Kinder to Prep.