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School Readiness

Smooth Transitions: School Readiness Program

The School Readiness program aims to ensure that children transition smoothly to other early childhood programs or to school. Our School Readiness program aims to prepare your child for the transition to school by conducting classroom activities which will introduce your child to phonics and name writing and recognition.

Your child will also learn important skills such as engaging in learning topics about literacy, numeracy, health and physical development, aboriginal studies, science and creative arts. Children are also involved in activities that help them socialise and regulate emotions, manage their physical needs, and communicate effectively with peers and adults. The school readiness program provides children with enriching learning experiences that nurture strong academic foundations and a confident approach to life-long learning.

School Readiness Learning Goals

Preparation for school

  • Physical development
  • Social Skills
  • Emotional Skills
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Packing bag
  • Preparing for eating breaks/lunchbox

School Readiness Activities & Curriculum Literacy

  • Alphabet recognition
  • Phonological awareness
  • Name recognition
  • Oral language and communication
  • Vocabulary
  • Print Conventions
  • Introduction to 12 Golden Words


  • Number recognition 1-20
  • Writing numbers and representing whole numbers
  • Geometric Measure
  • Two Dimensional Spacial Structure

Creative arts

  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

Aboriginal Perspectives

  • Learning about basic words and phrases from Dharug language such as greetings, animals, places and everyday life
  • Aboriginal hunting and techniques
  • Aboriginal music and instruments
  • Aboriginal Art
  • Dreamtime stories and symbols
  • Learning about the land, and aboriginal dwellings
  • Learning about Bust Tucker
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Flag


  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Pollution Effects
  • Caring for the land and earth
  • Caring for animals
  • Sustainability

Science and Technology

  • Learning about the living world
  • Learning about the material world
  • Learning about Earth and Space

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

  • 12 Fundamental Movement skills
  • Movement Skill and Performance
  • Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles

Early Years Learning Framework

The Reggio Emilia curriculum and the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Curriculum: Belonging, Being & Becoming work together to nurture children’s potential. The EYLF incorporates five outcomes:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute
to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators

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