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.

Take a look at our new purpose-built Early Years facility opening in August 2022.

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.

Key Components

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

Active Learning Processes

early childhood education and care

Social and Personal Learning

Grammar School Physical Learning

Health and Physical Learning


We are extremely pleased with ELC’s exceptional care and the significant progress our children have made. The additional effort from the ELC team is evident in their development, with both of them, including Brock, showing remarkable boosts in confidence and readiness for their next educational steps.
Joshua Barton
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.
Ben Princehorn
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…
Jeannie Baxter-Reid, Teacher and Parent
We have two kids that attend the centre and this is now our 4th year. We did attend another centre for a short period but missed Grammar ELC so much we came back and couldn’t be happier! There are minimal staff changes which means we are familiar with every educator there and they know all the children. The number of…
Brooke & Trevor Smith
We couldn’t want a better place of care and education for our son. We have complete confidence dropping him to Grammar Early Learning Centre that he will be very well looked after and leave each day with a happy child. What more could we want as parents.
Ellie O’Hara
Riley has been at Grammar Early Learning Centre for over 18 months. She loves her teachers and has developed beautiful friendships with the other children. It has been wonderful to experience the warm and friendly atmosphere at the centre, each time we drop off and pick up! The teachers go out of their way for each child and shows genuine…
Liana Simpson
We moved to Queensland earlier this year and are in awe of the care and love given to both our children, Jack and Isla. The teachers seem to appreciate my children’s individuality and understand their challenges, the progress we’ve seen in both of them through the year has been wonderful.  We are so grateful to have a safe and fun…
Kate Taylor
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…
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