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Prep Enrolments

 
 
We are currently taking enquiries for 2018 and 2019 Prep Enrolments. Please contact 07 3823 9333 for more information. 
 
You will receive information about our Preparing for Prep program as well as the documentation required to enrol. Capalaba State College requires a copy of a birth certificate prior upon enrolment. 
 
As a parent, you play a vital role in your child’s education. There are many things you can do to make your child’s first day and time at school more enjoyable.
 
You can help your child prepare for their first year of school by:
  • improving their independence
  • having a daily routine
  • packing a healthy lunch
  • knowing your school
  • getting involved with your school
  • doing family activities at home.
 
Improve your child’s independence
Before your child starts school, you should encourage them to be independent by helping them practice:
  • packing and carrying their own school bag
  • putting on their shoes
  • eating and drinking without help
  • going to the toilet on their own
  • using tissues to blow their nose
  • recognising their belongings.
 
Daily routines
Daily routines can help children understand what they need to do, when to do it each day and why it’s important
 
To help prepare your child for school, get them into a routine which includes:
  • going to bed early
  • waking up at a certain time—leave plenty of time to get ready
  • having a healthy breakfast—needed for energy and concentration
  • preparing and eating lunch
  • making time for physical activities.
 
Before your child starts school, make sure you talk to them about what to expect. Remember to be flexible, as it may take them some time to understand their new routine and adjust socially.
 
School lunch
When packing your child’s lunch:
  • provide healthy and filling food and drinks (not sweets and chips) in realistic quantities for morning tea and lunch
  • make sure they can easily open wrapped items and their lunch box
  • provide a variety of smaller items instead of 1 or 2 large items
  • provide a water bottle every day and encourage your child to use it.
 
Know the College
Help your child get to know the school environment and routine by:
  • driving past and walking around the school—especially during school hours—so your child gets used to the number of children, and their movements within the school grounds. Check-in with the school’s administration before walking around the school.
  • asking the school what equipment and materials your child needs—like a school bag, library bag or hat—most schools will have a list. Make sure all possessions are labelled with your child’s name.
 
Before their first day, your child should know how to easily find their classroom and where to:
  • put their things—like school bag and hat
  • have their lunch breaks
  • meet you each day when school is finished
  • go for before and after school care—if needed.
Encourage them to ask a teacher if they need help.
 
Get involved with the College
Help your child get a good start to their education. Take an interest in their schooling, be positive about it and let them know it’s important to attend.
Get involved with their school by:
  • meeting the teacher
  • informing the teacher of any changes affecting your child
  • talking to other parents
  • volunteering (e.g. in the tuckshop)
  • reading school newsletters and bulletin boards
  • attending school events like parent association meetings, fetes, open days or sporting carnivals.
 
Family activities at home
You can also help your child’s progress at school by doing family activities including:
  • reading aloud (develops concentration and awareness of language patterns) and writing with them—e.g. shopping lists and letters
  • stimulating their imagination and natural curiosity—e.g. visiting a zoo, park or airport
  • playing sports, and card or board games—helps develop mathematical, problem solving, language and social skills
  • shopping, walking or gardening together
  • singing their songs and nursery rhymes together.
 
Prep Curriculum at Capalaba State College is based on the Australian Curriculum
 
English
The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. Teaching and learning programs should balance and integrate all three strands. Together, the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will develop and strengthen these as needed.
 
Mathematics
The proficiency strands understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands: number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics. The achievement standards reflect the content and encompass the proficiencies.
 
Science
The Science content includes the three strands of science understanding, science inquiry skills and science as a human endeavour. The three strands of the curriculum are interrelated and their content is taught in an integrated way. The order and detail in which the content descriptions are organised into teaching and learning programs are decisions to be made by the teacher.
 
Digital Technologies
Learning in Digital Technologies builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in the Early Years Learning Framework. It focuses on developing foundational skills in computational thinking and an awareness of personal experiences using digital systems.
 
Health and Physical Education
The Foundation Year curriculum provides the basis for developing knowledge, understanding and skills for students to lead healthy, safe and active lives. The content gives students opportunities to learn about their strengths and simple actions they can take to keep themselves and their classmates healthy and safe.
 
Art and Music
Students are engaged through purposeful and creative play in structured activities, fostering a strong sense of wellbeing and developing their connection with and contribution to the world.
In the Foundation Year, students undertake The Arts appropriate for their level of development.
 
They explore the arts and learn how artworks can represent the world and that they can make artworks to represent their ideas about the world. They share their artworks with peers and experience being an audience to respond to others’ art making