Years P-4 are the Early Years of a child’s education. During these years at PCC all students are laying the foundation for the future.
P-4 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 4 curriculum emphasises the importance of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths and problem solving skills. Early Years (Prep to Year 4) curriculum is based on the Australian Victorian Essential Learning Standards. (AusVELS) 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 Years Prep to Four an Inquiry approach is used via units of work planned by the teaching teams. These units of work cover key areas including Science, Health, History and Civics and Citizenship.
Students will work with the whole class, but at other times will be grouped for sessions with those who have similar needs. This allows students to work both independently and cooperatively with other children and teachers.
At Point Cook College students in years Prep to Year 4 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 an Early Years Program. It is important to have a strong home-school partnership and communication is the key.
Prep Handbook 2014 (PDF)