Grammar Prep Program
Our focus at Grammar from the very beginning is to encourage, nurture and appropriately challenge our youngest students as they undertake their foundational year of learning. The Prep year caters for children between the ages of 4½ and 5½ at the commencement of the school year. To be eligible for the Prep program, your child must turn 5 by June 30 in their Prep year. The Prep program, therefore, allows time for play based, exploratory, child centered learning and equal time for more structured activities and teacher directed outcomes for learning.
At Grammar we seek to develop learners who are curious and creative thinkers as well as collaborative communicators who can move towards self-managing their learning assets as inquirers and researchers. By Year 12 we aim for our students to be 21st Century learners who are: literate, numerate, competent users of ICT, critical and creative thinkers, behave ethically, have intercultural understanding and be socially competent.
The Prep program aims to reflect a balance between the less formal, play based learning that occurs in pre-prep programs and the more formal, structured learning that occurs in Year 1.
One of the key components of the Prep Program is to nurture children who are motivated, confident, reflective and self – directed learners.
Our Prep Program is guided by the requirements of the Australian Curriculum at the Foundation Level. Our teaching and learning is developed from the “Early Years’ Guidelines”, developed by the Queensland Studies Authority to cater specifically for the Prep year of schooling in the Learning Areas of:
Active Learning Processes
Social and Personal Learning
Health and Physical Learning
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I have been part of the Grammar family ever since Prep.
So many doors have been opened for me at Grammar, providing me so many magnificent opportunities to thrive. All throughout my time at Grammar I have been continuously encouraged by teachers to not only achieve, but to extend myself in all areas. One area I aspire to is our specialist lessons. These weekly opportunities stimulate our imaginations and provide motivation to pursue our unique talents. An area I am most passionate about is the subject of Visual Arts. I have been nurtured to further my love and mastery of the subject through the continued support of the specialist teachers in this area.
Lily Woods, Student
Each of us are truly blessed to teach, learn and play alongside such passionate, respectful and caring people every day at Grammar. To share each day with staff, students and their families in a school community built solidly on service above self and looking outwards to others is indeed humbling.
I am privileged to have worked at Sunshine Coast Grammar School since 1999. I enjoy working with like-minded people who are passionate about the education of young people. Sunshine Coast Grammar School provides students with the opportunities that will allow each individual to reach their true potential. I believe in a Grammar education so much, my son will spend his educational journey at Grammar.
Jeannie Baxter-Reid, Teacher and Parent
Our family relocated from Hong Kong to the Sunshine Coast five years ago. When looking for a suitable school we chose Sunshine Coast Grammar because of its reputation and balance for academic and sporting excellence. We fell in love with the grounds and superb facilities at the school. The boys are all involved heavily with the music program and finding friends and fitting in was made a lot easier by starting the school rugby program immediately. Through the boys sports and extra curricular activities they were quick to form friendships that will have a long and lasting impact beyond their time at Grammar.
My time at Grammar was instrumental in shaping who I am and being able to achieve my dreams today. Education delivered in a thoroughly supported environment by passionate and amazing teachers, have set my colleagues and I to be competitive in our respective fields. Further to which we were encouraged to develop skills and talents we enjoy, and to become well rounded individuals.
Dr. Siyaguna Dilum Ekanayake (MBBS/BSc), Alumni
Grammar provided me with many skills that benefit me every day in my career and at university. The support from the Grammar staff throughout my schooling was second to none, and I will forever be grateful for my time at this wonderful school.
Zarsha Merlo, Alumni