Years P-6 are the Primary years of a child’s education. During these years at PCC all students are laying the foundation for the future.
P-6 marks a stage where students are encouraged to make sense of the world around them through real life and hands on experiences. This is their first formal school setting and teachers in these years work on building self-confidence, independence as well as social, physical and academic skills.
During the first years of learning all teachers at PCC aim to create a safe and happy environment where students are valued, praised and encouraged to take a risk.
At Point Cook P-9 College, the Prep to Year 6 curriculum emphasises the importance of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths and problem solving skills. The Prep to 6 curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum Standards. Students are also encouraged to explore the world around them and are given opportunities to develop physical, creative and information and communication technology (ICT) skills. In the Primary Years an Inquiry approach is used via investigation topics, where students are encouraged to explore their interests within the topic areas. These units of work cover key areas including Science, Health, History, Geography, Inter-cultural Capabilities and Personal and Social Capabilities.
Students work both within their own homerooms and across their Professional Learning Teams, this allows our teachers to work collaboratively to cater for the variety of needs within a cohort. This gives students the opportunity to work both independently and cooperatively with other children and teachers. Each Neighbourhood across the College has names for their Professional Learning Teams, which helps to give our students a sense of belonging to a team.
Prep: Parrots and Frogs, named after our endangered species within the area, the Orange Bellied Parrot and the Growling Grass Frog
One/Two: Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond, named after jewels
Three/Four: Grevillea, Eucalyptus, Wattle and Banksia, drawing a connection to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program the students participate in
Five/Six: Teal, Indigo and Crimson, named after colours
As of 2019 our students will be arranged in Multi-aged groupings across the primary years of the College, giving us the structure of Prep, One/Two, Three/Four and Five/Six homerooms.
At Point Cook College students in years Prep to Year 6 have access to Specialist teachers and will get the opportunity to experience specialists in the areas of:
Developing positive relationships between students, teachers and parents is essential to the implementation of Primary School Program. It is important to have a strong home-school partnership and communication is the key.
Prep Handbook 2014 (PDF)