Preschool

Kids in rock garden Kids in rock garden

At Wagaman Preschool we endeavour to create a happy, positive start to your child’s future education and development by providing an engaging, nurturing and supportive learning environment. We provide rich learning experiences so that children have the opportunity to investigate, imagine and explore. 

The Preschool program reflects the principle and practices of the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). It provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences where children’s needs and interests are catered for. Learning through play is integral to our program and children are encouraged to develop as happy and positive individuals within our community of learners. Social skills, wellbeing, independence and oral language skills are viewed as being critical aspects of our early childhood program. 

Eligibility and hours

Children are eligible to attend Wagaman Preschool at the beginning of the year if they turn 4 years of age before June 30th of that year. Our preschool offers two session options throughout the week:

Blue group - Monday to Wednesday
Monday: 8.15am to 2.30pm
Tuesday: 8.15am to 2.30pm
Wednesday: 8.15am to 10.45am

Yellow group - Wednesday to Friday
Wednesday: 12pm to 2.30pm
Thursday:8.15am to 2.30pm
Friday: 8.15am to 2.30pm

 

Students playing

 Transition to year 2

At Wagaman Primary School, our T – 2 classrooms provide a positive and caring learning environment for all children. Children learn best when they are actively engaged in purposeful learning activities. 

The Australian Curriculum clearly defines what is taught in Years T – 2. Teachers are supported by Age-Appropriate Pedagogies to apply a range and balance of teaching approaches and characteristics in their classrooms. They also use their knowledge of children's interests, strengths and capabilities to identify the most effective way to teach curriculum content.
 

Swimming

Boy swimming

During Term 4, students from Transition to Year 2 are able to participate in the Royal Life Saving Society’s school swimming program, ‘Swim and Survive.’ Students travel to the local swimming pool daily for two weeks. They work with trained instructors to develop their swimming skills and an awareness of safety in the water.