PREP LEARNING PROGRAM
The Prep year provides an important bridge between home and school and a learning environment aimed at reducing some of the difficulties associated with starting full-day schooling during the crucial first year of literacy and numeracy learning
Prep year at Girls Grammar gives students the best possible opportunities to excel in a small, caring environment where individual potential can be nurtured. The curriculum is stimulating and exciting, promotes emergent literacy and numeracy skills. It supports the establishment and strengthening of well-being, emotional maturity, language development, thinking skills, creativity and social and physical development. It promotes the development of initiative, responsibility, cooperation, confidence and increasing independence.
Your daughter’s teacher will ensure that the curriculum takes into consideration each child’s individual needs and differences in a flexible learning environment. She will work alongside children as a facilitator and co-constructor of their learning, providing a stimulating, balanced and dynamic curriculum, which develops and maintains a positive attitude towards learning and the desire to learn. It is an objective of Prep to ensure that students regard learning and school as a fun, exciting and rewarding experience.
The Prep to Year 3 Curriculum focuses on the Learning Areas, highlighting the basic building blocks of literacy and numeracy skills. The Learning Areas are Mathematics, English, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship), Arts, Technology and Physical Activity. Class teachers are responsible for literacy, numeracy, HSS and Science, while specialist teachers take other areas such as Physical Activity, LOTE and Arts. Private tuition in Speech and Drama, Instrumental Music and Singing is also available at the school.
All Prep Booklist items are supplied at Girls Grammar – Primary Booklist Letter.
The Prep Handbook can be found in Downloads