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The Buddina Prep gives all young children the very best start to school by helping them make a smooth transition to Year 1 and settling them on the path to life long learning.

Children will need to be five by 30 June in the year that they enrol in Prep. Check the ready reckoner to determine if your child is eligible for next year.

Our Prep classes will provide the foundation children need to succeed at school by developing:

  • A positive approach to learning

  • Independence and confidence

  • Thinking and problem solving skills

  • Language skills

  • Early literacy and numeracy

  • Gross and fine motor skills

Whilst at Prep children will be engaged in:
  • Initiating and participating in dramatic play to build an understanding of the world around them.

  • Actively making choices about what and how they learn.

  • Investigating and learning how to find out about their interest.

  • Playing and investigating independently, in pairs, small groups and as a whole class

  • Participating in outdoor activities

  • Using blocks and manipulative equipment and creating collages to develop early mathematical concepts and skills.

  • Drawing and painting to encourage oral language and reading and writing skills.

  • Writing stories and copying signs.

  • Participating in music, dance, drama and language experiences.

Children attending the Buddina Prep classes will also participate in specialist lessons of Music and Physical Education. Children also have weekly visits to the Resource Centre.