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Prep/Foundation

Our Prep children are given the best possible start to school life by being introduced to learning through a rich assortment of opportunities and experiences. The Prep literacy program focuses on developing skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading while discovering print and its variety of uses. The numeracy program provides active participation in practical experiences to count, sort, classify, group, measure, weigh, add and solve problems.

Students participate in weekly Discovery Learning sessions. These are targeted play based learning sessions which enable students to investigate, consolidate and expand on areas of learning from that week’s curriculum focus. The Prep teachers plan a range of learning stations for students to investigate in 20 minute intervals. These stations are based on fine motor development, science knowledge, construction, craft, dramatic play, board games, literacy and numeracy.

Prep students have access to a class set of iPads in the classroom. These are used during literacy and numeracy sessions to increase student knowledge, participation and engagement. In addition, Preps have access to the iPads during Discovery Learning time to record and report on student learning. Screen time is thoughtfully monitored; our curriculum programs are intentionally planned to make the most of screen time at school. In a typical week, the iPad technology may only be used for one 30 minute session.

  • 1 on 1 conferencing

  • Authentic learning experiences

  • Fine motor development

  • SMART Spelling

  • Incursions and visitors

  • Discovery learning station

  • Discovery learning station

  • Investigations and hands-on learning

  • Discovery learning station

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