Prep marks the beginning of the learning journey at the College. Our program aims best prepare your child with the skills and knowledge needed for them to start Kindergarten. It includes a learning program of inquiry, play, directed teaching and exploration of the things that are important to a four year old. Girls and boys enrolling in Prep gain the necessary skills and knowledge to best prepare them for formal school. Prep features an outstanding learning space, university trained teachers and a unique outdoor bush setting with vegetable gardens, mazes and climbing trees.
All the research points to play being essential for young minds and hearts. Children connect with their world, each other, caring adults and themselves. Resilience, self-control, a rich vocabulary and curiosity about our world all grow through play based learning. Play is work.
Our outdoor learning space is full of wonder, discovery and challenge. Children can climb, dig, build and run. There are frogs, birds, insects, lizards and snails. Children can look up, look out, look closely and explore their natural environment. There are so many things to fill the minds of our young explorers.
Our inside learning area and outdoor covered amphitheatre create a unique learning space purpose designed for high quality education and it caters specifically for our Prep learners. Children’s work is given the respect and praise it deserves through celebrating and sharing of student work formally and informally.