Pre Primary is the first year of full time attendance for children. There are many opportunities for children to expand on and further build skills that started to develop in Kindergarten.
The classroom set up is similar in many ways to kindergarten but now takes on a more formal role in both the academic and physical areas of the curriculum.
Each Pre Primary class has a full time teacher and Educational Assistant. The teachers plan collaboratively and there are opportunities for shared activities with other pre-primary classes such as sport, assembly items and special events. The children’s progress is closely monitored and progress reported to parents in a formal report at the end of Semester One and Semester Two.
Our pre-primary students take part in two whole school programs that begin in pre-primary and continue through their primary schooling covering a synthetic approach to phonics and a writing program focused on a strong oral language base.
Where every student is capable of successful learning
Outdoor play is also very important as it helps to develop gross motor skills, eye hand coordination, and physical fitness. Our Nature Play area provides sensory stimulation and is situated in a natural bush section of the grounds with a created creek running through the bush allowing the opportunity for water play in a safe environment. We believe this is important as it helps the children to interact with nature using their imaginations and natural curiosity to explore the natural world.
The Nature play area is only one of three areas in which the Kindergarten and Pre Primary children play. They share two other areas. These are grassed enclosures with a diversity of equipment such as slides, sand pits and other play structures.
The children also have the opportunity to join in some larger whole school activities with other primary classes such as the Book Week Parade, assemblies and sporting events.
We welcome parents to visit our early years’ classes and our teaching staff are happy to arrange these opportunities.