“Time to think, create, explore and solve…”
Providing an intentional transition to Kindergarten within a nurturing Christian community.
William Carey Christian School has 30 years’ experience in nurturing and training children. We know that each child is unique and precious in God’s sight. We also know that children develop at different rates and we seek to meet their independent needs in an exciting and stimulating learning environment. Prep children are an integral part of the broader William Carey community and, throughout the year, they participate in many activities with other grades in the school.
The Prep curriculum reflects the belief that children learn best when they are active participants in their learning and that each child comes with a unique wealth of experiences, knowledge and understandings of their world. Children have opportunities to engage in a rich, thought-provoking environment that is designed to strengthen and extend:
- Early literacy and numeracy skills
- Positive relationships
- Problem solving and inquiry based learning
- Technology skills.
Your child can be placed on a waiting list for Prep at any time, however, students must be four years old by May 31st in the year they begin Prep. You may also choose to make an enrolment for Kindergarten at William Carey at this time. These choices can be made at the time of your interview.
Children may be enrolled in the following programs:
- Program 1: Three days, Monday – Wednesday
- Program 2: Two days, Thursday – Friday
- Program 3: Five days, Monday – Friday.
The Prep School operates on the same term dates as the rest of the school and runs each day from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm, however, there is supervision for the children from 8:00 am. When required, parents/carers are encouraged to make use of our Out of School Hours (OOSH) program, which operates from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. OOSH is also available before school from 6:30 am to 8:30 am.
The Prep School uniform fits in with the uniforms worn in the rest of the school and, as with all of our school uniforms, all of the necessary items must be purchased from the school’s Uniform Shop. We aim to keep the Prep uniform simple and affordable, which means that boys and girls wear the same uniform:
Summer: A pair of navy blue shorts with the Primary School sport shirt, WCCS hat and joggers/closed-in shoes
Winter: A navy blue tracksuit with the Primary School sport shirt underneath, WCCS hat and joggers/closed-in shoes.