Learning in Prep
Our deep hope for our Prep students is that schooling will develop and nurture their God-given gifts. We pray for our Prep students that they will learn about God, about themselves and others, and about God’s good gifts of life and learning.
The commencement of school-learning is a crucial time because in this first year of school, children form lasting perspectives about learning, and about themselves as learners. Therefore, we hope deeply that these early, formative perspectives are positive and create a wonderful disposition for future learning.
Unique to Prep
The first year of school is a significant milestone for all children, and for that reason we aim to make the first year as smooth as possible.
Transitioning into Prep
Starting Prep can be very tiring for small children. For this reason we transition them slowly into full days by having students attend half days for their first two days, and giving them a rest day in the middle of the school week for the first month. On rest days, teachers meet with parents and their prep student to complete a range of assessments that support the learning of each child.
Before your child begins Prep there will be two observation sessions before the end of the year prior to their commencement. The children are divided up into smaller groups and attend for a short time on two given days. The teachers take note of what activities your child chooses to do and their social interactions.
There is also a third session called Orientation Day. On this day, children find out who their teacher will be and where their classroom will be for the following year.
The Prep children have their own playground so that friendships can be formed with their peers and positive social behaviours can be encouraged by the teachers.
Each Prep student will be given a Year 6 buddy during their first year of school. This gives our youngest students an older child to look up to and provide support and encouragement. Prep students meet their buddy each week to learn their high-frequency words as well as participate in other fun activities.
100 Days of School
The children celebrate attending their 100th day of school by dressing up in something that shows the significance of the number 100.
- Performing Art
- Health and Human Relationships
- Home Room Devotions
- Year 6 Buddy Program
- Primary Musical
- Athletics For Preps
- Swimming Lessons
- PeaceWise Program