As parents, we share the same concerns regarding our childrens’ education and giving them the very best start in life. At The Moreton Bay Colleges, opportunities to flourish are nurtured through carefully planned experiences where children inquire, problem solve and experiment.
Parents want their children to grow into strong and compassionate young adults, prepared for the world and an unknown future. It is essential that they ask challenging questions, are taught to think critically, develop research skills proven to help them in higher education, are encouraged to be active in their communities and to take their learning beyond academic study. High-quality learning in the early years is vital to achieving these ambitious goals and building foundations for success as children move into the more formal school environment.
Developing inquiring minds at Pre-Prep
Pre-Prep is a stepping stone to Prep at either Moreton Bay Boys’ College or Moreton Bay College. While the Moreton Bay Colleges continue to be leaders in single-sex education from Prep to Year 12; a mixed-gender model for Pre-Prep is best practice for children aged 3 to 4.
Our Pre-Prep Programme is a full-time, co-educational, Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Programme based at the Moreton Bay College campus. Students engage in a rich inquiry-based programme focussed on essential pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills. They enjoy access to specialist teachers in Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts and Library and have the option to attend additional activities such as swimming and dance. Early intervention screening and learning enhancement is also available.
In line with our college values of care, character, engagement and teamwork, we foster the social, physical, emotional, cultural and academic development of each child. Over time, the children are encouraged to take action and responsibly contribute to the world around them.
At The Moreton Bay Colleges’ Pre-Prep, we believe that young children benefit from a range of teaching and learning styles. Our educators are purposeful in the way they design and deliver the learning programme. Educators facilitate, guide, support, scaffold, observe, teach and challenge children throughout their time at Pre-Prep. The children are also exposed to a variety of specialised learning areas with teachers who focus on natural curiosity and wonder.
Throughout the Pre-Prep year, many opportunities will prepare your child for the transition into Prep.
Discover and learn at Prep
The Prep year at The Moreton Bay Colleges is an action-packed journey of learning, discovery and friendship.
As leaders in single-sex education, Prep classes at Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College are designed around the distinctly different way boys and girls think and learn.
We provide our students with a wide range of experiences and a stimulating and challenging environment in which to grow. Rotating through play-based, structured and outdoor learning, our specialist Prep teachers develop physical, creative and technical skills in our young learners.
During the Prep year, boys and girls grow in confidence, independence and academic learning – reading, writing, spelling and numbers.
As an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Prep is the first year of the IB PYP. The PYP is the international framework used to deliver the Australian Curriculum, and it enables students to benefit from a rich, global perspective to their learning. Early mathematical skills are introduced through songs and rhymes, and the students use a variety of mathematical equipment and soon become budding mathematicians. Students are engaged in building knowledge of words and letters and enjoy a range of different text types as readers and emerging writers. Our PYP Units of Inquiry take their wondering to a whole new level in science, history, geography and technology. The students also have specialist time for Music, Physical Education and Visual Art activities.
Choosing a school can be one of the most challenging and difficult decisions a parent can make. While this can seem overwhelming, it is worth remembering it is an investment in your child’s future. You can sense the energy of a great school, and it is only by visiting that you can get a feeling for the values and culture of The Moreton Bay Colleges.
Contact our Enrolments team to organise a visit to the wonderful Pre-Prep and Prep rooms and meet our Pre-Prep and Prep teaching staff, or visit our websites to learn more about our remarkable academic, pastoral and co-curricular opportunities and outcomes for our students.