Gold Coast Queensland 4226
CRICOS course code: 084081K
Level of study: Primary and High School
Early Childhood (Pre Prep – Year 2)
Any builder knows that the most important stage of the construction process is to lay a solid foundation. This holds true for education, with all available research pointing to the importance of those early years of schooling.
The All Saints Pre Prep runs a Queensland Government approved Kindergarten programme. Pre Prep is the main entry point to the Junior School and is offered to children in the year prior to Prep, which is the first year of formal schooling. Children need to have their fourth birthday by the 30th of June in the Pre Prep year in order to be eligible for this programme.
The children learn to co-operate, problem solve and think laterally. They learn language skills, mathematical concepts, persistence and concentration, the value of curiosity, self-confidence, co-ordination, healthy attitudes and values.
Once learned, these skills will form the basis for the more formal learning the child will undertake at school. Pre Prep has an intimate, family atmosphere where children are challenged to develop physically, socially and cognitively. It is a caring, vibrant place where children are able to express themselves through play and in planned, structured activities using the wide variety of resources at their disposal.
Prep is the first formal year of schooling at All Saints. This year level not only focuses on a child's social and developmental areas, but is also academically significant. The basis of literacy and numeracy are laid during this period and the acquisition of these complex skills is very much determined by each child's individual level of maturity and independence.
Years 1 and 2
Years 1 and 2 build upon the learning begun at Prep. Emphasis is given to developing reading, writing and mathematical skills. Children are introduced to the concept of working as an individual and also as a member of the group. Whilst the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science, History, and Geography are offered by the class teacher, children also experience specialist tuition in Art, Music, Drama and Communication, Physical Education, Christian Living, Technology and Library. Chess is introduced at Year 1 and children learn to become real world problem solvers. There are fun, educational days when our students are able to dress up as their favourite fairy tale character, become a pirate at Sea World for the day and learn about our fragile environment through the eyes of a worm or spider! We aim to have happy children who have a love of learning and are excited about their experiences at School.
Years 3 to 6
With the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, a number of changes to subject areas has occurred.
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