Preparatory Year

Prep Eligibility

Students born between the 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 will be eligible for the current preparatory year of schooling in 2020.

Students born between the 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016 will be eligible for the preparatory year of schooling in 2021.

Prep students need to turn five by 30 June in the year they start in the preparatory class.

To determine when you child can commence their prep year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.

Learning in Prep Curriculum

At Yarrilee State School, we believe that you, the student’s parents, are a most important link in the educational chain. Together we can make your student’s experiences at Prep and at school exciting, rewarding and memorable. Education is a very human process. When parents, caregivers, student and teachers work together the learning process is most successful.

Students bring to school a wide range of experiences, abilities, needs and interests. They have a natural curiosity about their world. Their desire to make sense of the world provides a platform to plan and review their learning through interactions with others, experimentation, scaffolding, explicit teaching, practice and play in the classroom and beyond.

For more information about out Prep Program download our Prep Parent Handbook "Get Ready for Prep in 2021"

The Preparatory Year Program - The Foundation Year

Yarrilee State School’s learning programs are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines. They are designed to assist each student develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that will foster his/her social, physical, cultural and academic development and promote lifelong learning.

This is achieved through many strategies including: thinking and problem solving; communicating in a range of media: language, music, movement, art, play; forming concepts in literacy and numeracy; developing positive self-esteem and an interest in the well-being of others; interacting with technology; making friends, sharing, cooperating and learning how to work and play as a member of a group; developing physical skills that promote large and small muscle development having fun. Our students are engaged in innovative and challenging learning experiences.

We are teaching, assessing and reporting in: English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography in accordance with the Australian Curriculum. Health and Physical Learning, Social and Personal Learning and Active Learning Processes in accordance with the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines. Our teaching and assessing is an ongoing process that occurs throughout the year. Written report cards are provided twice yearly and oral interviews with parents and caregivers are also offered.

Pre Prep Program

Each year from term 3, our future Prep students and their families are invited to our Pre Prep Program Sessions.

Click on Preparing for Prep in 2021- Pre Prep Program for information about upcoming  session dates and times

This programs consists of a variety of classroom sessions and school visits  each focussed on developing skills in specific areas and familiarising children and parents with our school programs and staff .  Our sessions fill quickly and parents are encouraged to register to ensure that they don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

Information on our Pre Prep Program is available on our home page at the start of term 2 each year.

To complete the enrolment and transition process parent teacher small group interviews are then conducted to gather further information about your child to ensure that they have the best possible start to their schooling journey.

To collect an enrolment pack please contact our school office.

Last reviewed 07 September 2020
Last updated 07 September 2020