Our Prep room is a colourful place filled with laughter, fun and the joy of learning new and exciting things. It is a welcoming and supportive environment where children can ease into the school routine as they take their first step into the exciting journey of formal learning. At Carlisle we aim to support our students with a holistic approach – to develop and nurture their social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs. Values like respect, initiative, helpfulness, kindness and self-control are explicitly taught, modeled and affirmed in each child.
We believe it is a privilege to partner with you in the growth and development of your precious child.
We provide solid foundations for all they key learning areas in our Prep program. A love of learning is our goal and we pursue this by balancing social interaction, formal learning and learning through play. We also prioritise developing literacy and numeracy skills. Other learning areas include:
- Religious studies
- Design and Technology
- Visual Arts
- Information and Communications Technology
- Physical Education
Exciting Learning Opportunities
Our students engage in learning and consolidating the letters and sounds of the alphabet in fun-filled ways, such as our Hilarious Hat Day and Pyjama Day. We go an excursion to a farm, learn from the older generation at Grandparents Day and participate in our school concert. We are actively involved in weekly chapels, as well as Week of Worships. We enjoy our weekly swimming lessons in Term 1 and 4, and absolutely love doing gymnastics in Term 3.
Formal reporting on student progress occurs 3 times a year.
- Interim Prep report at the end of Term 1
- Portfolio presented to parents during an interview with the teacher, at the end of Term 2
- Final Prep portfolio/report, presented to parents at the end of the year.
Additional interviews may be requested to discuss your child's progress or specific learning needs.
Getting Ready for Prep
We offer a program called ‘Ready Set Prep’ in Term 3 that offers Kindy aged children the chance to experience what ‘Big School’ is like. The program runs for two hours every week, and engages children in fun learning experiences that will support their transition into Prep for the following year.
Please contact our office with any questions you may have about our Prep program, or if you would like to book a tour.