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Prep Overview

 
Our modern day Prep Classrooms, combined with dedicated and talented teachers and full time Prep teacher aides provide a great start to your child’s school life. Our teaching and non teaching staff are very dedicated and have developed a strong loyalty to the school and its children. Their commitment to providing quality education is unequalled.
Their day includes a full developmental program which is derived from the P - 3 curriculum and the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines.
Our students at Tewantin State School have access to all of the following and much more;
 
  • Strong community involvement and ties with local organisations such as the Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Rotary and Noosa Tewantin RSL, CWA,  Lions Club, Noosa Council
  • Celebratory activities—Under 8s, Book Week, Funs Runs, Reading Challenge, School Discos
  • Comprehensive recycling and environmental programme with food recycling bins in every classroom.
  • Embedded opportunities for ICT (Information, Communication and Technology)
  • Access to Smart Classrooms
  • Full Time STEM teacher that integrates Early Years Pedagogy in to Design and Digital Technology Curriculum delivery.
  • Gifted and talented and leadership programs.
  • Accerler8 – extension classes
  • Annual Spring Fair
  • International Student visits by Accredited Study Tour Schools
  • Music: instrumental music—brass, woodwind and percussion, drums, guitar lessons and choirs. Ukulele club, School band
  • Sporting programs: Netball (QSS Netball Assn); Softball ; Tennis; Cricket, Rugby League, Auskick,
  • Athletics carnivals, Cross Country and Swimming offered to all grades.
  • Outside School Hours Care including vacation care.
 
Prep students attend for the whole day, which commences at 8:50am and finishes at 2:45pm.
Our Prep Teachers support and shape learning opportunities where children are actively engaged in purposeful learning experiences.
All enrolled 2020 preps and their parents are encouraged to participate in our comprehensive Prep Transition Program.
Commencing with our Prep Open Morning on Wednesday 16th October and continuing with a 4 week Step in to Prep Program from Wednesday 30th October at 9.30am. These four (one hour) sessions provide a chance for our new preppies to obtain confidence through a positive experience about ‘big school’. They also provide parents an opportunity to interact with others and have some fun.
School Tours
School information sessions and tours are held every Tuesday morning from 9.15am.
Principal tours are available by appointment
Monday 5th August - 12 Noon
Wednesday 14th August - 4.00pm
Thursday 22nd August - 12 Noon
Monday 2nd September - 10.00am
Thursday 19th September - SPRING FAIR
Prep 2020 Transition Afternoon Tea
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Flying Start Scan Interviews

11th, 12th and 13th November

These interviews allow our Prep Teachers to gain an individual understanding of each Prep student starting with Tewantin State School in 2020.

(please book at office)

All Prep classrooms have an Interactive White Board; in fact all classrooms in all year levels have Interactive White Boards as well as four computers. This is complimented with computer labs, a well equipped library and other electronic resource materials.

Our academic endeavours are supported by a caring learning environment, where children feel safe and respected.

Those three words in bold outline our entire philosophy for our 'School Wide Positive Behaviour Model'. We believe behaviour needs to be taught and nurtured with the rights of all firmly drawn in the sand. Everyone has the right to be safe, to learn and to be respected.

Specialist teachers in physical education, music and technology provide grounding in these skills on a regular basis.

Our welcoming environment enables parents and support groups to interact in the school community. The most famous of these is our 'grandparenting' program. Parents have regular access to classrooms and teachers and as a result, have a healthy partnership in their child's education.

Feel free to use our online ready reckoner to see when your child can start Prep.