4 Year Old Pre-school
Four year old preschool introduces the children to 15 hours a week of an educational program. Preparing them with the confidence, skills and abilities to transition onto prep.
Each child is encouraged to become actively involved in their own learning, make independent choices and have input in program decision making. Their interests, experiences and ideas are reflected in our ever changing program, and play based learning experiences.
Through play children are given time and space to; explore, create, imagine, communicate, problem solve, develop friendships, work co-operatively and ultimately achieve the objectives laid out by the Early Year Learning Framework.
Our program focus on developing children to:
– become confident learners
– develop effective communication skills
– have knowledge about the world in which they live
– build a strong sense of self identity
– develop a sense of wellbeing
Incursions and excursions are an important part of our program. With organized visits from/to dance, yoga, theatre, science , museum, safety and environmental groups and guest speakers. Our varied ‘Out and About’ program also allows us to venture out and learn about our local community.
Our role as teachers is to to guide, to scaffold and to support your child along the way. A role that we take great pride in doing.
What the other parents say…
The educators put a lot of time and effort into planning learning experiences to genuinely engage and interest our children. We are so pleased our children have had the opportunity to attend St Mary’s. Our family has enjoyed a great sense of community and developed friendships in our time here.
As soon as you enter St Mary’s, there is a sense of welcoming, friendliness and nostalgia. The educators are nurturing and kind, and our boys always looked forward to coming. When you collect your child at the end of the day, there are always stories of the fun experiences they have had.
We are extremely happy with St Mary's we knew it was the right fit the minute we attended the open day. Next year we have a little one in both the 3 and 4 year old programs after our oldest has completed his first year as a Possum and thrived. We love the teachers, the facilities and family friendly community.
The community at St Mary's is such an inclusive and warm environment, and we felt at home from the first day. Through the teachers' careful and personalised guidance, we were able to work on our daughters social and communication skills, also through the many programs offered, such as PMP and Yoga. We love St Mary's and owed a lot to its teachers and parents.