Children who turn 5 between July 1st and June 30th are eligible for Prep. Our experienced prep team includes full time teacher aides who work with the teachers to support children on their early learning journey. There is a strong focus on developing social skills, resilience, early literacy and numeracy concepts, developing independence and conflict resolution skills.
As children start Prep at St John’s, they will transition to the wider school community in a managed format. For example, they will join the playground area at different times initially to the Year 1 and 2 children, to enable them to develop confidence in their new outdoor environment. Prep students enjoy a varied curriculum including Christian Studies, along with the Australian Curriculum subjects. Technology is also used by our preppies to consolidate learning opportunities. Preps will also participate in
- P.E. lessons
- Library and ICT classes
- Music and Visual Arts lessons.
Prep at St John’s is full of learning in a variety of ways that engages young children and makes them excited about wanting to learn new things.