CALVARY JUNIOR SCHOOLS
PREP • STARTING BIG SCHOOL
Starting ‘Big School’ is such an exciting time for both parents and children. Calvary is committed to nurturing the most positive start to school, as we know the early years of education lay the foundation for a journey of life-long learning.
Our Prep learning spaces are designed to create a safe, caring environment where each child can grow and develop as they explore their academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual potential.
From day one, our experienced Prep teachers design learning that has a strong Literacy and Numeracy focus. Through play, group rotations, inquiry and explicit teaching, children develop the skills necessary to become literate and numerate, as well as confident, happy learners. This multi-sensory approach ensures the consolidation of knowledge of essential letter sounds that are used as the first step to learning to read and write words.
We know that the learning process differs from one child to another. Children work with teachers both independently and in groups in order to best meet each one at their point of need and understanding.
Most importantly, the early years of learning are most meaningful when we work together as a team. In partnership with our parents, we seek to guide and encourage each child to recognise and embrace their God-given gifts, talents and potential.