Selecting the right environment for your child to spend time before the leap to “big school” is an important decision. SHCS Prep offers an opportunity to cater for your child’s current development needs, while also preparing them to ease quickly into a school environment. Prep is a positive and nurturing place where children can experience just what fun learning can be and is supervised and run by an Early Childhood trained teacher. Prep is open to children who turn four by the end of April and are thus able to enter Kindergarten the following year. Prep currently operates in a two or three day program during normal school hours from 8.45am to 3.15pm at a cost of just $30 per day.
Prep offers a program which caters to all areas of a child’s development. For example, cognitive learning is nurtured by the type of math and language activities which will be built upon in their first year of school. Children in Prep are introduced to the wonders of creation, their part in caring for it, and the people who share it, based upon the truth of God’s word. Developmental records are kept on each child to assess progress and ensure adequate provision.
Children will be challenged to explore and discover in an environment with boundaries which help them see the consequences of their decisions. Prep is a positive and nurturing place where children can experience just what fun learning can be.
Prep is open to children who turn four by the end of April and are thus able to enter Kindergarten the following year. A Prep enrolment form is available from the school office. Prep is currently operating three days a week, in a two or three day program.
Prep class runs in normal school hours, from 8.45am to 3.15pm. Children may be dropped off from 8.40am and need to be picked up from the classroom by 3.15 in Terms 1 – 3 and from Parent pick-up at 3.15pm in Term 4.
What Prep Students Will Need
Children need to bring their own packed lunch, morning tea, a drink and a cloth library bag. A change of clothes in case of an accident is also suggested. Prep school uniform is compulsory.