The main goal of the Preparatory year at Heights College is to better prepare young children for success with their learning in the school setting.
The Preparatory curriculum has been developed from a play-based perspective while also developing foundational literacy and numeracy skills which are fundamental for success in primary school. A child’s knowledge and experiences can be extended through play when teachers and parents use wisdom and knowledge to guide activities.
The Preparatory year also focuses on activities that will assist in perfecting perceptual and motor development in each child.
The Preparatory class operates 5 days a week between 8:25am and 3:00pm with a full time teacher aide supporting the teacher in each class. Students participate in programs such as swimming, physical education, music, library, school excursions and cultural performances as well as other classroom activities that make up the Primary years program. An Early Learning Centre has been specially built to house the Prep classes. For further information please refer to the current Preparatory Handbook.
Primary – Years 1 to 6
The Primary School Years 1 to 6 at Heights College is part of an exciting and integrated learning program that begins in Kindergarten and flows through to Year 12. These foundational years of learning reflect the Mission Statement of the College which states that we exist ‘to provide a Christ-centred education where individuals are taught and nurtured to strive together for excellence.’ In order to ensure that all students have the opportunity of reaching their full potential, the curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of the State Education Syllabus requirements supported by school based curriculum documents that reflect the Christian ethos and leadership focus of the College.
In Year's 1 to 6 students are encouraged to achieve to their personal best in a wide range of areas. Subjects include: English, Mathematics, Study of Society & Environment, Science, Arts including Music and Drama, Health and Physical Education, Chinese, Learning Support including Gifted & Talented and Reading Intervention. These subject areas will reflect changes toward the new Australian Curriculum as it is introduced over the next two years.
For further information please refer to the current Primary Parent’s Handbook.