Prep to Year 2 is the early stage of schooling in Queensland.
In the early stage of schooling students are viewed as capable learners who have diverse experiences. They are engaged in learning the curriculum in ways tailored for young learners' needs and interests, and in social and cultural experiences with teachers, families and their communities.
Schools and teachers plan for teaching, learning, assessment and reporting for all students in the early stage of schooling as specified in the P-12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework 572k and supplementary policy statements
Queensland state schools and teachers focus on supporting the continuity of student learning and their smooth transitions between early years settings, such as kindergarten and Prep. Step Up into Education is a Queensland Government election commitment to better prepare and support children to make the transition to school, and to support parents to become involved in their child's education.
Early stage student learning is monitored to plan for further teaching and learning and school resourcing. Schools and teachers may use Early Start and Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) information and data among others (for example, Year 2 Diagnostic Net) to make decisions to support learning for all students.
Parent and community engagement is important and encouraged in the early stage of schooling to optimise student learning. For example, programs such as Queensland Ready Readers support parents and volunteers to develop skills to support young readers.
This page was last reviewed on 10 May 2013 at 03:42PM