Framed by the Early Years Learning Framework, Inquiry Approach and Monash Primary School Values we believe:
Children are capable, curious explorers, every day at Monash Preschool you will see:
Learning is play based, intentional and collaborative, every day at Monash Preschool you will see:
Educators are reflective, intentional curriculum decision makers, every day at Monash Preschool you will see:
Families are partners in learning, every day at Monash Preschool you will see:
Monash is a connected, respectful community school, every day at Monash Preschool you will see:
A new, national early learning framework for children from birth to five years has been developed.
The Early Years Learning Framework has been developed to ensure your child receives quality education programs in their early childhood setting. This is a vital time for them to learn and develop.
The Framework's vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. For more information, please visit: http://docs.education.gov.au/documents/belonging-being-becoming-early-years-learning-framework-australia
It is a guide for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years. They will use the Framework in partnership with families, children's first and most influential educators, to develop learning programs responsive to children's ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through their play.
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
To view the Education Directorate policies visit http://education.act.gov.au
Our school recognises the importance of a positive family/staff relationship. We encourage:
Important notices are placed on the notice board outside your child's preschool room. Additional information is communicated through the school Facebook site and the Monash School App.
School newsletters are produced weekly with information about what is happening in the school and are emailed to you. If you require a hard copy please inform the front office.
Teachers appreciate the opportunity to talk with parents and carers both informally and in formal situations. This ensures valuable insights, and understandings can be reached about a child's individual developmental journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask for an appointment to meet with the teacher.
At Monash Preschool there are four classes which operate as follows:
Joeys / Possums:
Monday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Wednesday (alternate) 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Wednesday (alternate) 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am to 3.00 pm
Children seeking to enter school at the preschool entry point should be four years of age on or before 30 April in that year.
Preschool enrolments open in Term 2 prior to the commencement of the preschool year. Online enrolment forms are available at www.education.act.gov.au/school_education. For further information please see the website parent guides or phone the school. The school will confirm enrolment in mid June and, if successful, you will need to provide your child's birth certificate, immunisation details and proof of residence, ie. utilities bill, mortgage document, lease or tenancy agreement.
Early Entry and Early Intervention: Early Entry is offered to eligible families to meet the needs of their children in the early years of their education. Early Entry will only be considered for children in the following categories
Further information is available on the Department's website at http://education.act.gov.au.
There is no specific fee for public education. A school may offer or facilitate some specific optional items, activities and services for which parents may be asked to pay if they want their child to access them. Such activities may include excursions, visitors and class photos.
Schools do ask families to contribute a voluntary contribution to enable the school to continue to provide a quality learning environment for our children.
Purchases of new equipment, games, puzzles and books rely upon the commitment and generosity of our parent community.
Regular attendance is important as this allows the children to settle into routines and establish themselves as part of the group. In accordance with the National Quality Standard, collection of children must be by a parent or authorised nominee. The details for those people are on the enrolment forms for your child.
If there are times when you require an alternative person to pick your child up from preschool you can:
Your child is a member of the Monash School community. By enrolling your child into Monash Preschool your child will automatically move on to Kindergarten in our school. As with all transitions the staff will ensure that the move from preschool to Kindergarten is successful. To do this we have implemented a transition program for our preschool children. This involves: