Pre-Kindy (3 Year Old Program)
The Pre-Kindy program at Manjimup Primary School is designed to introduce children and their families to a fun, engaging learning experience. We focus on taking a holistic approach, paying attention to the children’s physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual well being as well as cognitive aspects of learning. While we may plan or assess with a focus on a particular outcome or component of learning, we see children’s learning as integrated and interconnected.
We build on children’s strengths, skills and knowledge to ensure their motivation and engagement in learning, responding to children’s expertise, cultural traditions and ways of knowing, the multiple languages spoken by some children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and
the strategies used by children with additional needs to negotiate their everyday lives.
Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support young children’s learning. Children’s early learning influences their life chances. Wellbeing and a strong sense of connection, optimism and engagement enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning.
Our pre kindy program runs for 2 and a half hours each week. During this time the students engage in a range of fun experiences to learn our daily routines which make their transition to school life much easier.
They also engage in a range of explicitly taught activities to help develop their social skills, their colour, shape, and letter and number knowledge.