The programme is shaped by the belief that young children are capable learners and are well positioned to acquire early literacy and numeracy skills and concepts in a stimulating environment. Here you can expect the very best start to education for your child in a well-structured and nurturing setting.
Implementation of our daily programme is semi-structured and provides opportunity for children to investigate, explore and extend their strengths and interests.
The daily timetable allows for play-based inquiry and teacher facilitated group times. Group learning supports the development of skills and dispositions for a successful transition into primary school. We also have regular art, gymnasium and library sessions with specialist staff at Queen Margaret College.
The ‘School Day’ is 7.30am – 2.45pm (7 hours per day).
The ‘Extended Day’ is 7.30am – 5.30pm (10 hours per day).
Sample Daily Timetable
|7.30am - 8.45am||Welcome and settle children/play based inquiry programme|
|8.45am - 9am||Welcome mat time|
|9am - 9.30am||Morning tea time|
|9.30am - 10am||If applicable - Library or gym|
|10.30am - 11.30am||Play based inquiry programme|
|11.30am - 12pm||Lunchtime|
|12pm - 1pm||Rest time/teacher facilitated group time|
|1pm - 2.30pm||Play based inquiry programme|
|2.30pm - 2.45pm||Afternoon mat time/story time to farewell children finishing for the day|
|2.45pm||End of 'School Day'|
|3pm - 3.20pm||Afternoon tea time|
|3.20pm - 5.30pm||Play based inquiry programme|
|5.30pm||End of 'Pre-School Day'|
“Teachers know the children well. They work alongside them engaging in their play, sustaining conversations and extending their learning. Warm, purposeful, affirming interactions support social development. Positive guidance is evident and cooperation well modelled… A focus on literacy and numeracy is strongly evident,” ERO Report 2018.