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Transitioning to Prep

Supporting Successful Transitions

Starting school is an important time in the lives of children and families. 
A positive start can help you child develop a lifelong love of learning and this is our goal for your child at Graceville.  

We will be providing the following opportunities for your family to familiarize yourselves with our school and give an insight into  areas of learning and development.

Prep Program

In their first year of school, students learn through teaching interactions with others, experimentation, practice and play in the classroom and school community.
  • Priority is given to literacy and numeracy development as these are the foundations upon which further learning is built.
  • Opportunities to develop literacy and numeracy are found in all subjects but particularly in English and Mathematics. Learning in a classroom and belonging to a school community are key to the first year at school.
  • Another goal for our learners at Graceville is that through the years of schooling that they develop a set of learning assets that can be applied to a variety of situations. Being curious learners and learning though inquiry is also another important part of learning experiences at Graceville.

 ​Important Dates


April 23 Prep Waiting List opens for out of catchment enrolments
Wed July 24
Prep Information evening at 7pm in the school hall
Term 3 ​Prep Interviews
Tue Oct 22 9-10.30am
Get Set for Prep session 1: Focus on Fine Motor Skills (for parents and children)
​Mon Oct 28 9-10.30am ​Get Set for Prep Session 2: Introduction to Speech and Language Development by School Speech Language Pathologist (for parents and children)
​Tue Nov 12 9-10.30am Get Set for Prep Session 3: Focus on Reading (for parents and children)
​Thu Nov 28 ​Prep Orientation Meetings
​Tue Jan 28 2020 ​First day of Prep