The Scots School Pre-Kindergarten Program
At The Scots School Pre-Kindergarten Program, children are given the opportunity to express their creativity, explore and investigate. We have an established play-based learning program with experienced teachers. It focuses on the child’s physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual well-being and encourages each child to develop confidence and self-esteem ready for School.
Children are involved in educational Pre-literacy and Pre-numeracy programs. Each child is encouraged to learn at their own pace. Some will be ready to embark on foundation level literacy and numeracy whilst others will not. Parents are kept informed of their child’s individual learning with detailed assessment, reporting and portfolios. This ensures that they have a sound start to their formal schooling in Kindergarten.
The Link Program offers children the opportunity to spend regular time in the Junior School undertaking experiences such as Creative and Performing Arts, Science and Information Technology, Sport, Gross Motor Skills, Maths and Literacy. This enables them to feel comfortable when they move on to Kindergarten. Pre-K children have lots of opportunities to interact with the wider Scots School community. Children are able to use the facilities and grounds, be involved with the Junior School and visit the library. Children also participate in school activities such as scripture, excursions, concerts, music and dance lessons.
AttendanceFor optimal outcomes for your child, we suggest that he/she attends for a minimum of 3 days per week. Parents are able to select the days which their child attends, subject to availability.
HOURS OF OPENING
BathurstClasses commence at 9.00am and conclude at 3.20pm. Children may arrive from 8.30am and be collected from 3.00pm. After School Care is available at no extra cost until 5.00pm.
LithgowClasses commence at 9.00am and conclude at 3.00pm. Children may arrive from 8.30am and be collected from 2.30pm. After School Care is available at no extra cost until 5.00pm.
Pre-Kindergarten Term Dates for 2017The Scots School Pre-Kindergarten Program will have longer term dates in 2017 to better cater for working parents. This will mean that Pre-Kindergarten term dates will be different to the dates of The Scots School K-12 and will be the same as Public School term dates.
Term 1 February 1 – April 6
Term 2 April 26– June 30
Term 3 July 18 - September 22
Term 4 October 10 - December 14
Childcare RebatesThe Scots School is a 'Registered Child Care Provider'. Childcare rebates are available for our program. The rebates available for The Scots School are assessed individually. You will need to request an itemised account at the end of each academic term from Ms Catherine McDonnell at the School's main reception office to make a claim with Family Assistance.
The Lithgow Campus
Pre-kindergarten children are involved in wider school activities such as the Pre-k to Year 2 Easter Celebration Concert and Hat Parade