State School we are excited about the partnerships we are building with our local
Pre-Prep providers. We have an Early Years Transition Officer who liaises with a
number of centres in the local and surrounding areas. The school has built
close relationships with Eastside Early Learning Centre, Butterfly Childcare
Gumdale, Kindy Kapers Wakerley and C&K Gumdale.
The development of this Early Years network has
enabled our Prep teachers to meet with and share information with educators in
these Pre-Prep settings. During the year educators from these centres have
taken part in sessions about readiness for school, literacy learning and the
importance of age appropriate pedagogy. Children from Pre-Prep programs have
visited our school and taken part in Reading in the Resource Centre, Dance
lessons as well as morning tea in the Prep playground. In 2019 we will continue
to build these relationships to ensure children attending Pre-Prep programs in
our local centres are prepared for the transition to Prep.