PrePrep offers a five day week 9.00am - 2.00pm) program with optional drop off from 8.30am and pickup between 2.00pm - 3.00pm. As it must be conducted under the auspices of the Education and Care Services National Law Act that means certain regulations are mandatory, including signing the students in and out each day. The PrePrep program is play-based and has specialist Kodaly Music lesson each day. An Early Childhood Centre has been specially built to house the PrePrep classroom.
The Prep program is a five day, full-day program and forms partof the College's excellent Early Childhood Program. Prep students enjoy indoor and outdoor play, art and craft, as well as early numeracy, literacy and writing programs with their teachers and teacher-aides. Specialist teachers take Kodaly Music lessons, two Health and Physical Education lessons (swimming in Term 4) and one Christian Education lesson each week, thus providing our youngest students with a rounded and solid foundation for entry into Year 1.
The Years 1–5 students are encouraged to achieve to their personal best in a wide range of areas. English, Mathematics, Science and History are based on the Australian Curriculum. Other Key Learning Areas (KLA's) are based on the essential learning documents of the Queensland Studies Authority. Specialists teach The Arts (including Music and Visual Art), Health and Physical Education, Technology, Christian Education and Languages other than English. Several teachers’ aides assist staff in a variety of learning areas. Additional learning experiences include: Learning Support, Gifted and Talented, Reading Intervention and English as a Second Language.
The Learning Support & Enrichment Department works across P-12. In Years P-5 there is a focus upon early identification and remediation of learning difficulties. Through a variety of mechanisms, including year level testing and individual assessment, students' learning is assessed. Learning Support teachers and teacher aides assist children requiring learning support within the classroom context. The College also has a number of programs such as Brainways and Kaleidoscope Challenge which cater for the more academically talented of our students. Participation in numerous academic competitions, clubs and activities also stretch and enrich the young mind.
The Arts has a heightened significance through a comprehensive music program, including Kodaly instruction, and choral and instrumental performances. All Year 3 students undertake a strings program as part of their music lessons.
The Junior Schooling Outdoor Education Program starts in Year 4. The theme of the Year 4 Program is Appreciate Friendship and Independence. The aims of this program are:
- to form new friendships across the cohort;
- to experience the sense of responsibility and independence; and
- to learn and participate in physical activities.
The theme of the Year 5 Outdoor Education Program is Enjoy and Care for the Environment. The aims of this program are:
- to experience a wide range of outdoor activities;
- to gain knowledge of a reainforest environment;
- to develop teamwork skills; and
- to focus on taking care and responsibility for self and others.Care for others
The students participate in a number of special days throughout the year including Under 8's day, Grandparents Day, Tabloid Sports and Inter House Athletics, Swimming, Netball, Touch Football and Rounders where team spirit and co-operation are the focus.