St Margaret's operates a five-day Pre-Prep program, from 8.20am to 2.30pm, during school term.
Before and after school care and vacation care is also available Further information is available on our website here.
Pre-Prep students wear the St Margaret's PE uniform, with runners in winter and sandals in summer. This allows for the active play they engage in.
St Margaret's Pre-Prep prepares each child for the experiences she/he will encounter later in her/his school life. The educational program aims to extend each child to reach her/his potential by creating a stimulating learning environment, with each child viewed as a rich and competent constructor of knowledge. Students are encouraged to problem solve, create and test theories.
The Pre-Prep curriculum is based on Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which is a national document and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG) which was developed to support this national document.
EYLF describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The EYLF has a strong emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy), and social and emotional development.
The QKLG identifies learning and development areas which are used in programming and planning. These are underpinned by the elements of thinking and communicating:
- Identity – building a confident self-identity through independence, perseverance and trust.
- Connectedness – building relationships respecting diversity and environments
- Wellbeing – building a sense of physical, social and emotional wellbeing
Active Learning – engaging and exploring learning
- Communicating – exploring and engaging in numeracy and literacy in personally meaningful ways.
Children have the opportunities to learn within each of the five contexts in both indoor and outdoor environments. Longer blocks of time for engaging and active learning through play, real-life situations and investigations are interspersed within meaningful routines and transitions and focused learning and teaching.
Pre-Prep provides students with the opportunity to partake in specialist lessons which may include: music, HPE, library and modern languages.
2017 Kindergarten Fees (PDF 324.7KB)