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Primary Schools in Townsville: Choosing The Best For Your Child

Posted date: 4 September 2023
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It is widely considered that children who are comfortable in their environment will be more open and receptive to learning, and therefore it is important to choose a primary school in Townsville that feels right for your child and your family.

Every child will develop at different rates and face challenges along the way in terms of their social, emotional and intellectual learning. Your school should support you in each of these stages.

Preparing Children for Prep

There are a number of simple ways that parents can prepare children for Prep by encouraging language development, communication skills and confidence:

  • Read with your child as much as possible.
  • Engage your child in conversation and provide them with learning opportunities in simple contexts, such as in the supermarket (identifying colours, numbers and letters).
  • Help your child to build a sense of age-appropriate independence and confidence through encouragement, praise and support in taking small, healthy risks.
  • Provide your child with opportunities for socialisation with other children of similar ages.
  • Provide opportunities for play, adventure and creativity wherever possible, even in the simplest of ways.
  • Teach your child simple manners such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you.
  • Ask your child questions about their day and encourage gratitude, for example – what was the best part of your day?

Parent Engagement

Parent engagement is also critical to a child’s development and success at school, and this can look very different from family to family, year level to year level, and school to school.

There are a number of ways in which parents can be involved, from classroom-based support and activities, through to attending events and celebrations, and regularly discussing your child’s progress with their teacher. Engagement with your school makes a difference to the child and, importantly, provides parents with a support network. Prep at Townsville Grammar School is a program designed to involve parents and carers as much as possible. The aim is to develop respectful relationships and maintain positive communication between teachers and parents.

Townsville Grammar School is widely renowned as the leading academic private school in Townsville and northern Queensland, with consistently leading NAPLAN outcomes. The Grammar approach to teaching and learning starts in Prep, where behaviour standards are high and the environment is created to encourage a love of learning, creativity and discovery. Contact our Annandale campus on 07 4412 4800 or our North Shore campus on 07 4412 6600 to discuss enrolment, open days and tours of our primary school. 

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North Ward Campus

45 Paxton Street
North Ward Qld 4810

4722 4900

(Years 7-12 Day & Boarding)

Annandale Campus

1 Brazier Drive
Annandale Qld 4814

4412 4800

(Pre-Prep to Year 6)

North Shore Campus

North Shore Boulevard
Burdell Qld 4818

4412 6600

(Pre-Prep to Year 6)