students need to turn five by 30 June in the year they start in the preparatory
Learning in Prep Curriculum
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 booklet Get Set for Prep 2023.pdf
The Preparatory Year Program - The
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.
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 website 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
To collect an enrolment pack please contact our school office.