are currently taking enquiries for 2018 and 2019 Prep Enrolments. Please
contact 07 3823 9333 for more information.
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.
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
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
- doing family activities at
Improve your child’s independence
your child starts school, you should encourage them to be independent by
helping them practice:
- packing and carrying their own
- putting on their shoes
- eating and drinking without
- going to the toilet on their
- using tissues to blow their
- recognising their belongings.
routines can help children understand what they need to do, when to do it each
day and why it’s important
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
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.
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
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
- 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.
their first day, your child should know how to easily find their classroom and
- put their things—like school
bag and hat
- have their lunch breaks
- meet you each day when school
- go for before and after school
them to ask a teacher if they need help.
Get involved with the College
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.
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
- reading school newsletters and
- attending school events like
parent association meetings, fetes, open days or sporting carnivals.
Family activities at home
can also help your child’s progress at school by doing family activities
- 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
- shopping, walking or gardening
- singing their songs and nursery
Curriculum at Capalaba State College is based on the Australian Curriculum
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.
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
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.
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
Health and Physical Education
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
Art and Music
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.
the Foundation Year, students undertake The Arts appropriate for their level of
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