Kickstart is our two-day Pre-Kindergarten program for three-year-old students. It runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and serves as the perfect introduction to school.
Classes operate from 8:20am – 3:00pm and parents are encouraged to come and spend time doing puzzles, reading books, or playing with their child. The bell will ring at 8:45am, and the children will sit on the mat for the start of class time.
Kickstart is two full days per week and follows a transition timetable in the first two weeks, to ease young students into school.
The uniform requirements for Kickstart are as follows;
- School sports shirt/Kickstart shirt
- Black taslon school shorts
- White short or ankle socks
- Non-marking Velcro sneakers/joggers (no skate or tennis shoes)
- College hat
- School tracksuit pants
- School tracksuit jumper
Wellington Boots are needed for Bushland Play in terms two and three.
We love to make our students feel special in celebrating their birthdays, you are most welcome to send a treat to share on your child’s birthday.
Parents are invaluable to the Early Learning program, and we ask you to volunteer throughout the year as a Parent Helper. This includes helping with children’s activities, cutting fruit, packing up, and joining in the fun. Children enjoy having family members visit them. It is an important part of the transition from home to school and gives you a chance to participate in their learning.
Parents are also welcomed to contribute certain recycling and unwanted items to the Useful Box, such as shoeboxes, wool and string, and dress-up clothes.
The Early years employ a thematic approach in covering all curriculum areas. Students will cover English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, the Arts, Technology & Enterprise, Health & Physical Education and Christian Education as well as the Early Years Learning Framework.
Students learn through an integrated program that uses play, discovery, and hands-on experience, which makes learning more meaningful to young children. The children participate in whole-class and small-group activities. All children have a library time and are encouraged to borrow library books.
The children attend Specialist Subject classes such as Music, Outdoor Education, Chinese, and Physical Education with different teachers.
Parents will receive a Portfolio at the end of Term 4 containing an age-appropriate comment on your child’s social and emotional development.