Prep Teaching and Learning

Prep students holds up the name of the day as the students work through their morning calendar routine.

Our Prep program is designed to provide appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs of the child and foster development in all aspects of your child’s growth.

Play is child’s work


The Curriculum is based on the NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority) Curriculum set out for Early Stage One within a play-based learning philosophy. Click here to view the curriculum standards.

The six key learning areas are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • History/ Geograpy
  • PDHPE (Personal Health and Physical Education)
  • Creative Arts which is taught through integrated activities.

As part of the MVAC experience, Prep has access to the expertise of teachers in the additional specialist areas including music, sport, College Library Services, drama and computing.

Our students have access to support services and assessment for early learning needs if needed.

Daily Activities

Days are broken into free-choice activities both indoor and outdoor, large group time, crunch and sip, recess and lunch, and specialist teacher time.

Free Choice Activities

Free choice activities are designed to develop skills such as:

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Fine motor and pre-writing skills
  • Visual discrimination and pre reading skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Socio dramatic play
  • Construction skills

Large Group time

In large group time teachers work with children as a large group. Activities such as music and movement, language discussions, pre-reading and pre-writing activities, stories, drama and finger play.

The children learn to listen, think and respond accordingly. They learn to take turns and function as a group, with the aim to adopt respect for each other.