Gate 2, Cougal Street
Gold Coast Queensland 4215
CRICOS course code: 086182M
Level of study: Primary and High School
Providing a broad and rigorous curriculum not only allows each girl to find what motivates and inspires them, but also prepares them for the 21st century. As the world gradually turns to automation for so many jobs, we need to think differently about the way we teach. As well as providing the students with a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy (this never goes out of fashion!) we also need to encourage and promote the skills where people are succeeding over machines such as: drama, art, music, sport creativity, collaboration and problem solving. Our broad and rigorous curriculum equips our girls for the future.
St Hilda’s Pre-Prep is rated as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard for Approved Kindergarten Programs!
In the Pre-Prep year, we provide a place where girls can explore their creativity in a stimulating, safe and caring environment. A team of experienced and nurturing early childhood staff, who possess a deep understanding and respect of young children, can further develop your daughter’s rapidly expanding abilities with an abundance of joy and laughter.
Play, Discover and Learn
The Pre-Prep curriculum is driven by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which embraces the inclusive vision, “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”. The Early Years Learning framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning. Through active interaction, exploration, and observation of the environment, your daughter actively creates and discovers her own learning. Play facilitates the transition to higher levels of cognitive development; the ‘as if’ nature of play allows children to perform actions that are more developmentally advanced than those they can realistically achieve. Play fosters a sense of self-esteem and competence, supporting and reinforcing the child’s capacity for effective action. Through spontaneous and planned play experiences, children form relationships, cooperate, develop self-control and extend their range of possibilities.
The Pre-Prep day begins with a 45-minute block of time where teachers and teacher-aides interact with girls and their families during outdoor play in our spacious and dynamic playground. Parents and other family members will be given opportunities throughout the year to attend curriculum sessions, share in the girls’ experiences and gain an understanding of their engagement with learning. Participation in this way enables parents to gain an insight into the daily program and to observe their daughter’s involvement whilst at school.
Preparatory – Year 2
Years 3 – 6
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St Hilda's SchoolGate 2, Cougal Street