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2020 Preparatory Class

Open for Applications

At COAST it is exciting to announce that we are considering introducing a Preparatory class in 2020, as an addition to our existing K-6 structure.

A Preparatory class is for children in the year before Kindergarten and presents many great benefits for families and children, including:

  • A balance between play-based learning, which we know is vital for children’s development, and structured experiences that challenge and extend their learning
  • Opportunity to develop friendships during the Preparatory year alongside students with whom they continue into Primary school
  • Preparatory students will become more confident with the school environment
  • The Preparatory teacher works closely with the Kindergarten teacher to facilitate a smooth transition to Kindergarten for each child

These benefits are a wonderful springboard for your child’s future educational path.

The Preparatory class would be located in one of the rooms alongside the existing Kindergarten room. It would be staffed by a qualified early years teacher and the hours and weeks of operation would be the same as for all other classes at COAST.

Students in the Preparatory class would ideally attend three days a week (Monday to Wednesday, or Wednesday to Friday). However, attendance could be negotiated around the needs of families.

Pre-schools and other childcare facilities offer Government rebates which schools are unable to do. However, we would obviously be seeking to make tuition fees as comparable as possible.

If you are interested in this class, please contact the Principal’s PA by email melanie.cullender@coastcs.nsw.edu.au or to the school office on 4368 3377.

As we are in the planning stage, it would be helpful if you could give Melanie an idea of how many days per week (and which days) would most suit your family’s situation. Obviously, this is only an indication to assist our planning and not any type of commitment at this stage.

If you have any other questions feel free to ring the office or come by for a chat.


Matthew Drennan

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