Find themselves in Junior School
Prep at Redlands College
Students enrolled in Prep at Redlands College benefit from early learning specialist teachers and a dedicated teacher aide per classroom. Our focus is on the basics of literacy and numeracy with an introduction to humanities, science and technology. Students have dedicated daily devotions in class as well as weekly Christian Studies. Prep students have weekly specialist lessons in Music, PE and Spanish. They also participate in PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) to help evolve their basic coordination, balance and concentration skills. Prep students benefit from our extensive facilities including Junior Library and indoor multi-purpose courts. The Prep area at Redlands College is a dedicated space with its own playground.
Our Prep children participate in hands-on interactive activities, that to them are fun, yet within these activities they are achieving some of the following learning outcomes:
Our English program is built around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy that focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.
The Mathematics program includes the children making connections between number names, numerals and quantities; comparing objects using mass and length; connecting events and the days of the week, and answering questions to collect information.
Humanities and Social Sciences
The program focuses on children investigating their personal histories and familiar places. It involves observing, asking and answering questions – describing, comparing, sequencing and reflecting.
The children investigate their environment and how it affects them and other living things. They also observe and reflect on the properties of objects and their movement.
The children draw and create models to express their ideas and are encouraged to reflect on their designs.
Perceptual Motor Program
This program aims to provide the children with experiences to integrate their senses, process and react to information and make perceptual judgements through sequence activities such as: running, crawling, climbing, throwing, hopping, catching, bowling, sliding, skipping, jumping and balancing.