Our Prep year is designed to stimulate a lifelong love of learning in our youngest students through the Walker Learning program, which promotes child focused education allowing each child the opportunity to thrive and flourish. This play and project-based holistic pedagogy provides a unique balance between children being active participants in their learning and explicit instruction. Through this crucial year of schooling, the foundations are laid for all future learning.
Our Prep students participate in a variety of specialist lessons including:
Each of these specialist lessons are taught by dedicated teachers, committed to their speciality area. As a result, the level of education the students receive in all these areas is of the highest quality.
In a safe and secure environment, the Prep classroom teachers and teacher aides focus on the development of:
Our Prep students are important members of our College community, attending weekly Chapel Services and Primary assemblies and participating in all major sports carnivals.
The year before formal schooling commences is a time for your child to become school ready however this must be done with gentle encouragement at their own pace. Some suggestions to assist your child become school ready are listed below.
To ensure a positive start to your child’s learning journey here at The Lakes College, a Prep orientation session will be held in November 2021 for students who are commencing Prep in 2022. This will provide students with the opportunity to meet new friends, spend some time in a Prep classroom and become a little more familiar with the College. During this Orientation session, parents are invited to learn more about the College by attending an information session held by our Head of Primary.
A Frequently Asked Questions document is provided before school begins with handy hints for the first few weeks at school. A Parent Information Session held in week 2 of Term 1 for parents will provide more information required and allow an opportunity to ask questions.