A foundation for learning in a caring, structured and exciting environment
Churchie’s Preparatory School (for students from Reception to Year 6) offers an excellent foundation to learning within a caring, structured and exciting environment, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Our ‘boy responsive’ inquiry-based curriculum ensures an intellectually challenging learning experience, with students emerging from their preparatory years as articulate, confident and independent learners who increasingly take responsibility for their own learning.
Three ways to begin your journey
Students embark on their Churchie journey in the Prep School via three main entry years—Reception (prep), Year 3 and Year 5. Each entry point provides a nurturing entry to the School for new students, offering families a variety of options to best suit their son’s needs.
Reception to Year 2
A caring and exciting environment awaits our youngest Churchie boys, whose energy and enthusiasm for learning is infectious and engaging. Boys begin learning to collaborate and express themselves, inspired by bright and cheerful classrooms, with an expert teacher and teacher aide in each classroom who have a genuine care and high regard for helping boys thrive at this important stage.
As boys progress through to Year 1 and Year 2, they grow and and their classroom environment grows with them. These years, while full of care and nurture, start to develop independence in boys to lay the foundation for formal years of learning ahead.
Some of the highlights of this special time at Churchie are the annual Christmas Pageant and tailored age-appropriate cocurricular programmes, including chess, swimming and tennis.
Years 3 and 4
An amazing journey awaits boys in Years 3 and 4 as they develop their independence, find their individual interests and begin to explore the many cocurricular activities and sports available at Churchie.
Boys develop a lifelong love of learning through an engaging inquiry-based curriculum utilising the acclaimed International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
The music immersion programme commences in Year 3, with every student learning a strings instrument. Through the 1:1 tablet programme, the boys begin to develop essential digital literacy and media arts skills in their everyday learning to lay the foundation for success in the years to come.
Additional opportunities through clubs and cocurricular programmes continue to engage and enthuse boys in their learning and the world around them.
Years 5 and 6
In Year 5, Churchie welcomes a diverse community of students, with new boys joining the school from state and independent primary schools.
Boys are beginning to see themselves as young men, encouraged to make a positive contribution to those around them and the world, through their ideas, their statements, their actions and their compassion. This is embodied in all aspects of the school, including community service, leadership opportunities, spiritual awareness and emotional development.
A fantastic showcase of the Prep School journey is the PYP Exhibition, which is a culmination of a boys journey as a learner and global citizen. Boys learn essential core content while developing research skills, thinking skills, self-management skills and social skills, which will set them up for success in their high school years and beyond.
Years 5 and 6 students can participate in the full array of sports and activities offered through the leading GPS schools network.
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