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Early Education

The Pre-Prep program is the first possible entry point to our Townsville Grammar School community - our youngest Grammarians.

The Pre-Prep program is offered at the Early Education Centres at the Annandale and North Shore Junior School Campuses. The Centres provide a secure, caring and structured environment that is values-based, with the focus on play-based learning and the building of respectful relationships.

The Early Education Centres are led by the Director of Early Education, and the educational programs are delivered by university qualified Teachers, supported by Diploma level Educators. Designed specifically for four year-olds, the Pre-Prep Program is structured to prepare children for a confident transition to the Prep Year.

Learn more | download the brochure below or contact:

Ms Cyndi Friend
Director of Early Education
4412 4858 (Annandale Early Education Centre)
4412 6601 (North Shore Early Education Centre)

When can my child start Pre-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

Session Times & Fees


  • Three session options available – 3, 4 & 5 day programs
  • Monday – Friday, 50 weeks per year (closed for two weeks over Christmas)
  • Long Day Care 
  • Your booking remains the same over the School Holidays
  • Payment is required for all sessions booked, regardless of attendance.

Places are allocated according to the TGS Enrolment Policy Fees Our Early Education Centres are approved and registered Long Day Care Centres offering a Pre-Prep program. Parents can receive reduced fees through lodging a claim with Centrelink. Fee statements are adjusted to include the CCS upon receipt of this information.

Session Times & Fees – Annandale

  • Long Day Care (7:00am-6:00pm) | $90 per day
  • 10 Hour Day (7:30am-5:30pm | $90 per day
  • Set Teaching Program (9:00am-3:00pm) | $78 per day

Session Times & Fees – North Shore

  • Long Day Care (6:30am-6:00pm) | $90 per day
  • 10 Hour Day (7:00am-5:00pm | $90 per day
  • Set Teaching Program (9:00am-3:00pm) | $78 per day 
Learning & Development Areas

The learning and development areas describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that children explore during the kindergarten year:


Children build a strong sense of identity through connections with their families, peers, teachers and communities.


Children are developing a sense of connectedness to their world. This connectedness helps them relate to the values, traditions and practices of their families, kindergartens, communities and the wider world. It supports them to learn about the interconnectedness of people and environments.


Important aspects of well-being include children’s physical and mental health, personal safety and successful social functioning. Well-being is linked with resilience, providing children with the ability to manage change and respond to challenges. A strong sense of well-being requires positive, supportive and trusting relationships, which build children’s confidence and optimism.

Active Learning

Active learning helps children to build positive dispositions and approaches towards learning. It encourages increasing confidence, engagement and involvement in learning and the development of curiosity, problem-solving, creative thinking and investigation processes.


The foundation for children becoming effective citizens is their development of language, literacy and numeracy. Exploring and engaging with literacy through reading, viewing, listening, writing, speaking and creating supports a child to become an effective communicator. Numeracy is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use mathematics in everyday situations.

What to Wear & What to Bring
  • Pre-Prep students wear the TGS sports uniform, hat and duffel bag
  • Children bring their own morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Light snacks are provided for children who attend after 5:00pm
  • All children must be signed in and out by a parent or nominated guardian