Kindergarten & Pre-Primary
There are well-resourced facilities to accommodate two Kindergarten classes which offer both part-time (3 days per week) and full-time (5 days per week) tuition under the direction of an Early Childhood Teacher and an Education Assistant. There are also facilities for two Pre-Primary classes located in well-appointed rooms with easy access to an extensive play area under the guidance and direction of an Early Childhood Teacher and an Education Assistant.
The school day for both Kindergarten and Pre-primary students begins at 8.45am but parents are encouraged to accompany their child from 8.30am to 8.45am daily to read quietly, construct puzzles, play games or complete activities. Formal instruction begins at 8.45am and the day finishes at 3.00pm. During the day there is a break for morning recess and lunch where the students have the opportunity to engage in outdoor play in a well-equipped early childhood playground.
The reporting process includes Parent-Student-Teacher interviews with goal setting at the end of Term 1, a Semester Report and Student Portfolio at the end of Term 2, a Learning Journey and/or Parent-Teacher-Student interview at the end of Term 3 and a Final Report and Student Portfolio at the end of Term 4.
PERCEPTUAL MOTOR PROGRAMME
Kindergarten and Pre-Primary students participate in a Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) every week where the aim is to develop their gross motor skills through physical activity. The lessons are generally conducted outdoors and include a variety of activities that involve climbing, balancing, throwing, catching, running, skipping, creative movement and dance.
Kindergarten and pre-primary students participate in a music lesson on weekly basis that involves singing, rhythm and movement. Activities are teacher directed but involve group work and engaging activities that promote participation, enjoyment and a love of singing.
MODERN GREEK STUDIES & RELIGION
In Kindergarten and Pre-primary, the focus is on learning Greek through play, songs, repetition, arts, crafts, dance and literacy experiences. Our students are encouraged to take an active role in their Greek language learning and given many opportunities to speak and listen.
The students are exposed to the Greek language and Religion through age appropriate hands on engaging activities; interact through action related play and games; and engage with a variety of spoken, written and visual texts like songs, fairy tales, big books and interactive resources.