- 5 day a week program for 4 and 5 year old children
- Exceeds Quality Standards in all 7 areas of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) Rating
The Redlands Transition Class program is a 5 day a week program that caters for girls and boys and offers a hybrid between our Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Located on the Preparatory School campus, the Transition program offers a nurturing and dynamic program. A variety of indoor and outdoor learning spaces are designed to engage students in wondering, questioning and discovering.
The Redlands House program is inspired by Reggio Emilia principles. This approach values the rich potential and deep curiosity of each child and acknowledges that children are natural inquirers. It builds on children’s innate ability to construct meaning by interacting with their environment.
To enable children to have the best start at school, the focus for Transition class is teaching each child the necessary skills to enable independence at school. Children are provided with experiences, resources and support, which will assist them to develop respect for others, a positive sense of themselves, social skills and a desire to learn.
Our Transition program recognises the importance of the formative years in children’s development. We strive to create a balance between guided investigations initiated by the interests of each child, questions they have about the world and teacher planned activities.
Teaching and Learning
An approach to teaching and learning that values inquiry, collaboration and active learning begins in the Transition Class program. Students are encouraged to become active learners. They work collaboratively with teachers and peers to plan, investigate and explore areas of interest.
The Transition program offers a hybrid between our Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Following the Early Years Learning Framework and the Early Stage One outcomes of the Australian Curriculum. Explicit teaching of concepts and skills, in both literacy and numeracy, is integrated into our program.
The Transition class draws upon the expertise of specialist teaching staff from the Junior School and shares its excellent facilities. Each week, the children will participate in specialist Music, French and Physical Education lessons. The children also visit the Preparatory School Library on a weekly basis.
Our Transition Class hours are 8.00am to 2.30pm. After this time the Transition Class students can attend After School Care in the Redlands House Preschool from 2.30pm to 6pm each weekday. The class is run during term time and follows the academic year of the Junior School, vacation care is also available during the holiday period.
After School Activities
An extensive range of after school activities is available to Transition students. Ballet, Drama, Soccer, Gymnastics, Tennis, Basketball and Football are available throughout the year.
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