Welcome to Prep 2018!


The Teachers this year are Julie-Anne Bouras, Sam Carroll, Amanda Craig and Prue Smith.

Congratulations to our Prep students and their families on a wonderful start to 2018! We are all very proud of how well everyone has settled into school life and look forward to a wonderful year together.


During Term One the Prep students will be introduced to a variety of rich literature and text.  As an integral part of literacy, our Letters and Sounds program begins with a focus on tuning in to listening, rhythm and rhyme and learning the letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sound to begin blending sounds together to read words. We have commenced the Home Reading program with little Pocket Rocket books, which aim to foster a love of literature while developing confidence with early reading skills. The text within these books has been carefully linked to the sounds we will be learning at school.


During Term One the students have participated in the MOL and hands on activities to promote number awareness. They are developing their knowledge of the number system through our weekly number focus. This in-depth understanding of each number will involves students recognising, recording and making numbers 1 – 10. Students have been practising counting forwards and backwards using a number chart, bead frame and other concrete materials.  They have also been learning about the attributes of 2D shapes (circle, rectangle, square and triangle) and been introduced to the concepts of time…

Integrated Studies

This term we are focusing on the topic “Who am I”.

We will also be learning about:

  • Every Face Has a Place
  • The Albert Park Way
  • The school buildings, grounds and teachers
  • Why people go to school
  • The people who work at our school and their roles, routines and systems
  • The ways we can get along with each other

Dates for your Diary

These dates were correct at the time of publication, however, please check the school website for any updated calendar events and possible date changes.

Monday 5 March - First full week of school (including Wednesday)

Tuesday 6 March - Parents-as-Helpers Course 9:05am - 10:15am (this is a requirement if you would like to be a helper in the classroom)

Monday 12 March - Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 13 March - Curriculum Day - No School for Students

Thursday 15 March - Socks and Chocs Day - donation of chocolates for the Fete - wear bright socks

Saturday 17 March - APPS Fete - Prep Parade 9am

Monday 19 March - eSmart Week

Tuesday 20 March - Ride2School Day

Wednesday 21 March - Harmony Day

Tuesday 27 March - School Photos

Thursday 29 March - Last day of term - school finishes at 2.30 - casual clothes day.

Term 2

Monday 16th April - First day Term 2

Monday 23rd April - Parent-helpers commence this week