Canberra Christian School provides a Pre-Kinder program that is designed to prepare children for school life, to care for their early developmental needs, and to provide an enriching program in a caring Christian environment. Pre-Kinder is similar to pre-school with an enhanced learning program. We operate on the school grounds within the school schedule allowing your child to become familiar with the daily surroundings, people and routines of school. With no more than 15 students per class your child will receive guidance in the skills and values promoted by and taught at Canberra Christian School.
Our Pre-Kinder environment enables the children to gain an appreciation for literacy and numeracy; to work as part of a group, to share, cooperate with and listen to others; a capacity to think, investigate and solve problems; as well as feel safe, secure, and accepted. The daily program is designed to meet the needs of the individual, recognising that children develop at different rates. Each experience is provided with a purpose in mind.
Your child will experience a more formal atmosphere than pre-school and will participate in specially created activities to stimulate young minds.
If your child is identified as gifted and talented or requiring special needs, these will be catered for within the classroom program.
At each term end your child will bring home a compilation of their work in the form of a portfolio and will be able to show you their accomplishments with pride.
Canberra Christian School operates a Buddies Program where we encourage our older grade students to mentor the younger classes. This involves classroom activities to establish bonds between the children that are then extended into the playground where all grades interact freely, fostering healthy relationships. Both the younger and older children enjoy this program.
Orientation Sessions for applicants into Pre-Kinder will be held during the month of November to help ensure a smooth transition to school life.