Children who are four or turning four by the end of June can start Preschool.
Preschool at Kalkaringi School operates from the beginning of breakfast at 8.00am to the end of lunch at 12.15pm. Children can be picked up and dropped off by bus at the beginning and the end of the Preschool day. Parents are always welcome to come and visit the preschool and stay for a while, helping their children complete learning activities, reading with their child or assisting their child.
The preschool uses the Early Years Learning framework to deliver programs in Maths, Science, Literacy and Numeracy helping each child be prepared for Transition, the first year of formal schooling.
Learning through Play is a very important part of Preschool as well as working in groups and independently.
Preschool visits Playgroup daily for play and 3a (Abecedarian approach) and to share lunch. Transition also visits Preschool on a Friday morning for some shared activity.
Work is sent home as well as retained for the learning portfolio which is completed across the year.
Preschool children regularly use the library and sports resources of the big school and take part in fortnightly Early Years Assembly.
Preschool facilitates transitioning which focuses on the strengths of each child from home to a school program and later to Transition.