Preschool

Hi-5 preschools offer a variety of classes and programs for students.

LOVE

Hi-5 House of Learning provides a supportive and positive environment to ensure children make the transition to preschool and independence smoothly. In LOVE our teachers help the children develop through experiences focussed on developing self awareness, identity, well-being, communication and connection.

Age Group:

18 months to 30 months

Day & Time:

Monday to Friday
7.00 am – 7.00 pm*
Saturdays
7.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed on public holidays.
*Full day programme


LEARNING AREAS

COMMUNICATION
Reading; writing; storytelling; linking sounds and letters; thinking.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL
Dispositions and attitudes; relationships; confidence

WORLD KNOWLEDGE
Exploration and investigation; designing and making; technology; time (past & present); communities.

THE ARTS
Being creative; exploring media and materials; music and dance; developing imagination.

MATHEMATICS
Numbers as labels and for counting; calculating; shape, space and measurement.


SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL

Hi-5 House of Learning provides an environment where your children are able to explore, investigate and initiate their own learning through our play-based, child-centred program. In SKOW teachers help the children develop their self-management skills through activities designed to promote self-regulation, empowering them to think, question and build knowledge, curiosity and creativity.

Age Group:

Children attaining 3 years of age in the calendar year.

Day & Time:

Monday to Friday
7.00 am – 7.00 pm*
Saturdays
7.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed on public holidays.
*Full day programme


LEARNING AREAS

COMMUNICATION
Reading; writing; storytelling; linking sounds and letters; thinking.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL
Dispositions and self-regulation; relationships; confidence, independence.

WORLD KNOWLEDGE
Exploration and investigation; designing and making; technology; time (past & present); communities.

THE ARTS
Being creative; exploring media
and materials; music and dance; developing imagination and creativity.

MATHEMATICS
Numbers as labels and for counting; calculating; shape, space and measurement.


ONE STEP FORWARD

One Step Forward students at Hi-5 House of Learning learn through child-centred and intentional teaching activities which extend children’s developing cognitive capacity and self-regulation skills. In-depth exploration of our inquiry topics and child led investigations are regular learning events in OSF while still being delivered through active learning.

Age Group:

Children attaining 4 years of age in the calendar year.

Day & Time:

Monday to Friday
7.00 am – 7.00 pm*
Saturdays
7.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed on public holidays.
*Full day programme


LEARNING AREAS

COMMUNICATION
Reading; writing; storytelling; linking sounds and letters; thinking.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL
Dispositions and self-regulation; relationships; confidence, independence.

WORLD KNOWLEDGE
Exploration and investigation; designing and making; technology; time (past & present); communities.

THE ARTS
Being creative; exploring media and materials; music and dance; developing imagination and creativity.

MATHEMATICS
Numbers as labels and for counting; calculating; shape, space and measurement.


WOW

The focus for WOW students at Hi-5 House of Learning is focussed on the consolidation of skills learnt so far, and the expansion and development of them for academic purposes. Children will be guided to become managers of their own learning, using resources, teachers and their own thinking skills to further their own learning. Student-directed play in which creativity is promoted will be encouraged through drama, imaginative play and music as these are important skills ensuring children are able to transfer the skills used in those activities to think, question and problem solve.

Age Group:

Children attaining 5 years of age in the calendar year.

Day & Time:

Monday to Friday
7.00 am – 7.00 pm*
Saturdays
7.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed on public holidays.
*Full day programme


LEARNING AREAS

COMMUNICATION
Reading; writing; storytelling;
phonics; thinking.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL
Dispositions, attitudes and self-regulation; relationships; confidence, independence, self motivation.

WORLD KNOWLEDGE
Exploration and investigation; designing and making; technology; time (past & present); communities.

THE ARTS
Being creative; exploring media
and materials; music and dance; developing and applying imagination and creativity.

MATHEMATICS
Numbers as labels and for counting; calculating; shape, space and measurement and application academically.


WISH UPON A STAR

The focus for WUAS students at Hi-5 House of Learning is on the transition to ‘big’ school and the academic skills that are needed to transition successfully. Therefore it is more formalised than the other classes with reading, phonics, writing and applying mathematics skills as needed at school, dominating the programme. Children still engage in self-directed activities in which creativity is promoted through drama, role play and music as these are important skills ensuring children are able to transfer the skills used in those activities to problem solve and think.

Age Group:

Children attaining 6 years of age in the calendar year.

Day & Time:

Monday to Friday
7.00 am – 7.00 pm*
Saturdays
7.00 am – 2.00 pm
Closed on public holidays.
*Full day programme


LEARNING AREAS

COMMUNICATION
Writing; vocabulary building; spelling; storytelling; public speaking, phonics; critical thinking.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL
Behaviour & attitude regulation; positive relationships; confidence, independence, self motivation and group learning.

WORLD KNOWLEDGE
Scientific exploration and investigation; global citizenship; technology; history; culture; environment.

THE ARTS
Exploring media and materials in new and creative ways; developing skills in music and dance; developing and applying imagination and creativity across the curricula.

MATHEMATICS
Extending and consolidating mathematical knowledge and understanding for use in application to real world problems.