Our school has an on-site preschool. The preschool is for the prior to school year (students must turn 4 by 31 July in the year of enrolment) and preference for placement is given to students with siblings at the school and families from our local area.
Our preschool complies with the new regulations. Students are given the opportunity to attend preschool for 15 hours per week. In 2018, these classes will be formed based on a five day fortnight.
attends Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the first week, then Monday and Tuesday the following week.
attends Thursday and Friday for the first week then Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the following week.
An appropriate educational program pepares them for starting school and life. A maximum of 20 students are enrolled in each session, taught by a specialist preschool teacher and a School Learning Support Officer.
An effective kindergarten transition program has been developed to ensure a smooth progression into their first year of school. This includes several sessions of mini kindy in term 3 and playsessions and orientation day in term 4. Preschool students also participate in school events making transition to our kindergarten class stress free. The preschoolers also perform at their own special end of year concert on their graduation day.
Preschool staff are implementing the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) into their program and have taken part in Bilingual Language Learners research project.
Recently, the outdoor area of the preschool was upgraded to include a performance stage, a larger sandpit complete with a rubber lizard and new garden beds.