Our staff are dedicated to providing students with a learning environment that encourages their curiosity and harnesses their wonder about the world around them. Read the Early Childhood Philosophy developed by our staff, that guides their approach to teaching.
If you are interested in joining Little Grammies in 2023, please complete this online form. If a place is available, you will be contacted to progress your application.
Places are now fully subscribed for 2024 and there is a waitlist for entry. If you are interested for 2024, please complete this waitlist form.
Do you have a child who is turning 3 and is bursting with energy, is enthusiastic and eager to learn? Our ‘Little Grammies’ Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for 3-year-old children to experience the joy of learning. Developed and led by qualified and dedicated early learning staff, children are encouraged to learn through play, within an environment that is both stimulating and challenging. Your child will be encouraged to develop their sense of wonder and a deeper understanding of both themselves and their world. Children can attend one or two days per week and the program provides each child with a positive introduction to learning and a seamless transition into Kindergarten.
To enrol for 2025 or beyond, please complete the online application form. A non-refundable fee of $110 is payable at the time of application. Places are offered based on date of application.
Places are fully subscribed for 2024, and applications are being placed on a waitlist. An additional six places for Pre-primary will be available in 2025.
Our Kindergarten program provides a welcoming and safe environment, where we recognise the unique nature of each and every individual. Our students are viewed as capable, curious and intelligent individuals. They are encouraged to explore the world around them and delve deeper as they discover more and their inquiries unfold. These young learners will be exposed to a variety of experiences including painting, music, reading, role play, small group learning and outdoor nature play. These all work together to offer students the opportunity to build on their existing knowledge and understandings.
Our passionate and experienced staff are focused on providing your child with the best start to their learning journey and we keep our classes limited to 20 children to ensure the best educational outcomes and enable a strong relationship between the teacher, child and parents. Our Kindergarten program is offered four full days per week, providing students with more opportunities to learn, play and explore. Students are able to utilise the Before and After School Care service offered on the School campus.
Pre-Primary to Year 2
Our Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 program seeks to build on the Kindergarten experience and has a strong focus on encouraging learning through inquiry. We recognise that children are naturally curious and we take advantage of this to provide tools and resources that ensure students learn by experience. Our purpose-built early learning centre (The Eric Speed Centre) provides a secure environment for students to explore and discover the world around them. From taking walks through our campus bushland to setting off on their first overnight camp experience, our youngest students are provided with many opportunities to take acceptable risks, think independently and develop their own sense of being. We seek to connect inquiry learning meaningfully to children’s lives and offer every child the opportunity to consolidate their learning by taking action.
One of the strengths of our School is the breadth and rigour of our academic offering. We accept that explicit teaching must sit alongside purposeful play and inquiry learning, and provide an atmosphere where children are able to frequently work in small groups to enable co-operation and enhance their learning. Additionally, our students have access to teachers who specialise in performing arts, sport and visual art; by introducing these subjects to our youngest students, we enable them to start learning more about their unique talents and strengths.