Prep curriculum takes into account the needs, differing abilities and backgrounds of every student and seeks to provide an enriching school experience, which develops individual potential.
Key Learning Areas are:
- Science and Technology
- Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE)
- Creative and Practical Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance)
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
Christian Studies and French are also part of the curriculum.
Each Key Learning Area is taught through interdisciplinary Units of Inquiry, thereby enabling students to make connections and facilitating more effective learning.
In each class the classroom teacher is well supported by specialist teachers, skilled in the areas of Music, PDHPE, French, Christian Studies and Library.
The Lucy Hill library is a specialist early childhood library catering for three to eight year olds and offers one of the most extensive collections of fiction, non-fiction and bi-lingual books for early childhood students in the state.
Children visit the library for a weekly class lesson usually involving experiences related to class themes and the development of research skills. Children may borrow books at any time when the Library is open. Parent borrowing is also encouraged and books relating to parenting and educational issues are available.
The School’s curriculum camp program commences in Year Two. All children participate in a three day, two night camp at Deer Park in the Royal National Park.
The aims of the camp are to:
- develop each child’s sense of independence and responsibility
- allow children to interact with others in the year group in a non-school environment
- develop the children’s social skills
- introduce them to the natural environment of the Royal National Park and foster an appreciation of the environment.