The Reception Program is for children who have turned three. Children attend for two full days.
|Sale||Monday & Wednesday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
|Sale||Tuesday & Thursday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
|Bairnsdale||Monday & Tuesday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
Our focus in Reception is the creation of a relaxed, warm and nurturing environment where all children feel safe, secure and supported as they begin their first step into formal education.
Children are invited to play, explore and develop a wide range of skills, whilst gaining confidence and independence. Building a strong and confident self-identity supported by trusting bonds with the two educators, allows your child to build positive feelings about themselves as learners.
Fun and age appropriate activities such as painting, singing, cooking, reading books, doing puzzles, constructing with blocks, dressing up, climbing and learning about nature and sustainability helps your child to develop skills and a sound foundation for later learning.
A specialist Music lesson run by the Junior Music teacher is included in the program.
The Transition Program for four and five year olds is the next step in your child’s educational journey. Children’s existing skills and abilities are built upon and extended by a curriculum that is rigorous and highly engaging. The children attend the Early Learning Centre for three days each week.
|Sale||Monday, Wednesday & Friday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
|Sale||Tuesday, Thursday & Friday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
|Bairnsdale||Wednesday, Thursday & Friday||8:30am - 3:00pm|
In Transition the children are busy playing and working in the Early Learning Centre. They also begin to move around the junior campus and become familiar with it. The program is enriched by weekly specialist lessons in Music, Japanese and a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP). Children also attend the Library weekly to borrow books. Each child in the Transition Program has their own special Year 5 ‘buddy’. The ‘buddies’ program encourages each ELC student to build a strong and caring relationship with an older mentor who will support them again as they move into Foundation the following year. Our Year 5 students provide wonderful role models for their younger ‘buddies’, showing them what it means to be student at Gippsland Grammar School.