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The Prep Program sets the foundation for our Grammar approach to teaching and learning.
The Prep Year is considered the formal start of a child’s learning journey where students come together at the beginning of the school year with a mix of experiences, abilities and natural talents. The Prep Year is a full time, five days per week program. Children must turn five years of age by 30 June of the year they are enrolled (see below).
Our Townsville Grammar School Prep Program offers:
- Early childhood trained Teachers + Full-time Teacher Aides in each Prep classroom
- Specialist Teachers for Music, Library, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Languages
- Small class sizes
- IT-enabled Prep classrooms
- Dedicated Prep playgrounds
- Music Program + Sports and Swimming Program
- Personal development of character strengths through the Pastoral Care program, ‘Positive Education’
- Transition to Year 1 Program + Upper School Buddy Program
Our Prep classrooms and precincts are learning spaces designed to inspire imagination, creativity, curiosity, investigation, and a great love for discovery and learning.
When can my child start Prep?
01 JULY 2015 - 30 JUNE 2016 | PRE-PREP IN 2020 | PREP IN 2021
01 JULY 2016 - 30 JUNE 2017 | PRE-PREP IN 2021 | PREP IN 2022
01 JULY 2017 - 30 JUNE 2018 | PRE-PREP IN 2021 | PREP IN 2023
01 JULY 2018 - 30 JUNE 2019 | PRE-PREP IN 2021 | PREP IN 2024
What happens after we enrol in Prep?
Following Your Enrolment:
- Starting School information will be emailed and available online in December (Commencement Pack).
- You will be invited to attend two Prep Orientations, which are great opportunities for the whole family to build familiarity with the new environment.
- Parents and students will be invited to an Orientation Morning in Term 4.
- Another Orientation will take place the day before School commences in late January.
Our Prep Philosophy
Our Grammar Prep Philosophy
- Children’s talk is encouraged, valued and supported.
- Children can share ideas and learn from each other.
- Children actively engage in developmentally appropriate activities.
- Children recognize and understand the importance of rules and good
- Children have a clear understanding of what is expected of them.
- Teachers acknowledge and reinforce positive behaviour.
- A fair and consistent approach to discipline is exercised.
- Teachers consistently model to students the fundamental values of our School ethos.
- A thematic approach to learning is implemented in line with the Australian Curriculum.
- Children are exposed to a wide variety of literature and can borrow from the Library.
- Children focus on using hands-on materials to develop an understand and knowledge of numbers.
- Children are inspired to develop a love of learning and experience the joy of discovery.