Preschool

Preschool

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Para Hills Preschool  Para Hills Preschool

Para Hills Preschool is a fully equipped School-based Preschool. Our staff have high levels of expertise in Early Years Education. Our program allows children to follow their interests, express their ideas and learn and play together.

Being on the school site means that children have excellent opportunities to transition from Playgroup, to Preschool to School. Children attending the Para Hills Preschool have regular access to school resources and experiences including the Computer Room, Resource Centre, special events and specialist equipment and services.

 

Sessions Times

Either Monday & Tuesday (odd week Wednesday)

Or

Thursday & Friday (even week Wednesday)

Monday:   9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Tuesday: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Hats

Our SunSmart Policy requires all children and staff to wear a hat outside from 1st August to 30th April. Even on a dull day U.V. rays can still harm the skin at this time of the year. The hat needs to protect the neck, face and ears which means a hat with a brim all around or a legionnaire’s hat. So that your child always has a hat and it is not forgotten on any day, could you please allow your child to either keep their hat at Pre School or put it/keep it in their bag. Please write your child’s name on his/her hat, bag, jumpers, shoes, socks, etc. so that these can be easily identified.

Footwear

Research and evidence gathered by Paediatric Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Podiatrists highlight the following benefits of barefoot play: greater balance, strength, fewer foot conditions and better posture. Our preschool supports this evidence and children can choose to remove footwear whilst participating in preschool sessions.

For Work, Health & Safety reasons, Thongs, shoes with heels and Croc styles are not permitted to be worn. To assist your child’s growing independence, footwear that is easily taken off and put on is essential.

Clothing

As we are a SunSmart school, children need to wear clothes that cover their shoulders (i.e. no tank tops, shoe-string straps, etc). Please ensure all clothing is suitable for outdoor activities such as climbing, swinging, riding, etc. Preschool can be very messy, so clothing that can be easily washed is recommended.

Transition Visits

There are four transition visits to Para Hills School P-7 organised during term 4, with children placed where possible with their class teacher for the following year. Children with special rights can have additional transition visits if required.

Enrolments

If your child turns four before May 1, they can start Preschool on the first day of Term One in that year. If your child turns four on or after May 1, they can start Preschool on the first day of Term One the following year.

Children who will be starting school within the next year (4-5 year olds) can attend preschool. Some 3 year olds are also eligible to attend – for details see http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-skills-and-learning/early-childhood-education-and-care/preschool-and-kindergarten
Children are eligible to access 15hours of preschool per week.

We welcome any enquiries and offer tours of the preschool and school on request.

Contact: (08) 8264 2033 or email mailto:dl.0935.info@schools.sa.edu.au

Attendance

We consider it important that children attend all allocated sessions each week to gain the maximum benefit from their Pre School year. Also our staffing and Government Grants depend on regular attendance. If your child is absent, please phone to let the Preschool or teacher know.

Parent Contribution

A contribution of $75.00 per student is payable each term. This is used to cover costs associated with the Preschool Learning Programme.

Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

Policies – Download

For information regarding school policies click here: Para Hills School P-7 Policies