Pre-Prep

Pre-Prep at Somerset College is an opportunity for the youngest members of our community to start their journey towards personal success through a play-based curriculum. Our youngest students build social and emotional skills and set foundation blocks for learning, whilst having a memorable first year in their educational journey.

Pre-Prep is the first year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Our programme is planned to cater and adapt to each child’s interests and needs, and to foster the development of the learner profile, which will assist educational development. The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework also guide our Pre-Prep Curriculum providing a dedicated pathway linking with the Australian Curriculum.

Our programme supports children to:

  • Learn more about themselves, others and their surroundings
  • Further develop cooperation with others and be part of a larger group
  • Listen to and respond to directions, establish routines
  • Communicate ideas to other children and adults
  • Develop early literacy and numeracy skills
  • Increase self confidence
  • Further develop independence, thinking and problem solving skills
  • Further develop physical co-ordination
  • Broaden their understanding of the world around them

We have three Pre-Prep classes offering a five-day week and a five-day fortnight programme, each staffed by a qualified Early Childhood teacher and teacher assistants.

For more information on our Pre-Prep programme, please contact our Dean of Admissions.