At Hills Adventist College ELC, learning occurs both incidentally and through programmed activities. Children are learning through play that is designed by our Early Childhood Educators to be fun and engaging. We believe that all learning opportunities form the grounding essential for a good start to school. Learning occurs through children experiencing games, songs, investigation, problem solving, creative art activities and through conversation and discussions. Our educational based activities include:
- Small movement or fine motor skills important for the correct pencil grip which include - cutting, drawing, collage, manipulating small objects, painting
- Social interactions and the development of social skills which include opportunities for children to: share, listen, speak, discuss, hypothesize, pretend and practice various social curtesies
- Pre-reading skills and phonics explored during formal group times and informal literacy, discussion, play and reading experiences
- Numeracy experiences, number familiarisation and pre maths experiences (simple adding and substracting of objects, numbers and basic number sentences during play)
- Music, movement, art, Bible, worship and faith development
- Science and Technology
- Excursions and special visitors
- Class visits to the College library, Kindergarten classrooms, Kindergarten play areas, College oval, toilets and use of the canteen
- Prep involvement in the school sport program during terms 2, 3 and 4
- Prep involvement and attendance in School Chapel time
- Preschool (3-4 year-olds) involvement in the school sports program in Term 4.
Our Prep program is designed to help children adapt quickly to the routines of school. Ultimately, Prep is a caring environment where learning is FUN!